ERIC Number: ED158432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Accountability Program Report, Year III. School Year 1975-1976.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
The third report required by the Maryland Educational Accountability Act, this report contains a description of the implementation of the Maryland Accountability Program on the state and local school system levels, including present achievement and future plans; demographic data for the state, local school systems, and schools; assessment data on ability and achievement summarized at the state and local school system levels for grades three, five, seven, and nine; assessment data on ability and achievement for each Maryland public school for grades three, five, seven, and nine; and assessment data on functional reading for grades seven and eleven. On the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, Maryland's third- and fifth-graders scored better than, or the same as, their 1970 national norm sample counterparts; Maryland seventh- and ninth-graders fell short of the seventh- and ninth-grade averages in the national norm sample. In grade seven, 65.2 percent achieved competency on the Maryland Functional Reading Test. In grade eleven, 80.3 percent achieved competency. Concluding chapters contain suggestions to improve student achievement, and to implement uniform financial reporting procedures in the spirit of accountability. The Maryland special education program and an accountability program being piloted at a special school are also discussed. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.; Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland