BALTIMORE - Maryland inched forward in elementary school reading and mathematics scores, both close to 90 percent proficiency across the state, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education.
In the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) elementary student reading proficiency levels have increased from 88 percent in 2011 to 88.2 percent in 2012. Math proficiency levels have increased from 86.3 to 87.7 percent.
Middle school students' reading proficiency rate dropped from 83.5 percent in 2011 to 82.1 percent in 2012, but mathematics proficiency rose from 73.7 to 76.2.
"In this rapidly changing, increasingly knowledge-based global economy, the most important modern investments we make are in the talents, skills, education, creativity and ingenuity of our people." said Governor Martin O'Malley. Thanks to the hard work of our educators, administrators, parents and students, Maryland's number-one ranked public schools are leading the way in preparing our children for a better future."
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