A Message from the State Superintendent of Schools
Welcome to the 2016 Maryland Report Card website. We are pleased to share the most current information available to help our stakeholders measure student achievement in all 24 local school systems from year to year.
On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized and updated the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Overall, the new law provides states more authority on standards, assessments, accountability, supports, and interventions. Maryland is in the process of gathering input and developing a Consolidated State Plan for the implementation of this law which, upon approval, will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. Information about this work can be found at http://marylandpublicschools.org
During the transition to ESSA, Maryland will continue to publish information about the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, as well as Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Science and High School Assessment (HSA) highlights. Graduation, demographic, enrollment, and attendance data, and other supporting facts are also available. We will continue to update 2016 data as it becomes available throughout the year.
On behalf of all of our educators and students, I encourage and appreciate your continued engagement as we work to strengthen every classroom and every school in Maryland.
Karen B. Salmon Ph.D.
State Superintendent of Schools
Maryland State Board of Education
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