On July 1, 2008, the Maryland State Department of Education received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to implement a Differentiated Accountability pilot proposal that allows Maryland to distinguish between schools in improvement that need substantial help and those close to meeting achievement goals. This implementation affects the nomenclature and interventions that pertain to schools in improvement based on the 2007-08 school year testing.
Schools are now placed in one of two pathways: Comprehensive Needs or Focused Needs. They are further identified according to stages (Developing or Priority) based on the number of years the school has been identified for improvement.
The schools listed below are organized by school system and by their Elementary/Middle/High classification. The number and percentage of schools within each system needing improvement are listed after the system name.
For additional information, please see:
Maryland State Department of Education Differentiated Accountability Pilot (pdf)
† Under Maryland's 1003(g) School Improvement Grant, these schools will implement the Restart or Turnaround model for School Improvement in 2010-11. Title I schools received a federal waiver and non-Title I schools have applied for a state waiver to start over in the school improvement process. Schools receiving waivers will not be in School Improvement in 2010-11. For more information about the grant, go to www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/titleI/
As a result of corrections to local special education data for 2008-09, Oxon Hill and Fairmont Heights high schools in Prince George’s County made AYP in 2009 and should not have been in School Improvement in the 2009-10 school year. Cambridge South Dorchester in Dorchester County made AYP in 2009 and should have remained in Focus Developing for the 2009-10 school year. The school also made AYP in 2010 and exited School Improvement. A school that makes AYP for two consecutive years exits School Improvement.
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