- Tuesday, 04 December 2018
Report Cards for Dorchester County Schools Released by MSDE
The Maryland State Department of Education released the new Maryland Report Card website today, containing performance data for every school in the state, including Dorchester County.
The state’s new accountability system gives each school a score based on a combination of academic and school quality indicators. For elementary and middle schools, the system includes academic achievement, academic progress, progress in achieving English language proficiency, and measures of school quality and student success. For high schools, the system includes academic achievement, graduation rate, progress in English language proficiency, readiness for postsecondary success, and measures of school quality and student success. The total earned points percent is provided as well as a percentile rank comparing schools through the state, and a star designation.
“While we’re excited that 91% of our schools received a three, four, or five star rating, it is evident there is work to do to realize all the potential of all children in Dorchester County Public Schools,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Diana Mitchell. “We will continue to push to meet the new state standards with a particular focus on reading and math.”
Maryland introduced the new School Report Cards so students, parents, educators, and community members could better understand how their schools are performing, just as report cards help parents understand how their children are doing. The goal of the school report card is to provide a starting point and to offer easy-to-understand and concise information for each school.
Parents and others are encouraged to explore the new Maryland Report Card website. The School Report Cards can be found there, as well as more information and data about schools and districts. This information can be found at: MdReportCard.org.
Diana L. Mitchell., Ed.D., Superintendent DATE: December 4, 2018