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ERIC Number: ED519803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 145
Abstractor: ERIC
Children Entering School Ready to Learn: 2010-2011 Maryland Model for School Readiness
Maryland State Department of Education
The report shares what everyone has learned from the 2010-2011 Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) data about the school readiness of Maryland's children: statewide, by subgroups, and for each of Maryland's 24 local jurisdictions. Some of the highlights are: (1) The percentage of Maryland kindergarteners fully ready to start school increased to 81% in 2010-2011, up 3 points from 2009-2010. This met everyone's expectation for this year's gain, and it continues the remarkable 32-point increase of the past 10 years, which began with school readiness at 49% in 2001-2002; (2) Maryland experienced pronounced gains in school readiness across all Domains of Learning. In the core cognitive Domains, the State saw a 35-point increase from 2001-2002 in Language and Literacy (71% fully-ready for 2010-2011), a 35-point improvement in Mathematical Thinking (75% fully-ready), and a 44-point jump in Scientific Thinking (68% fully-ready); (3) African American kindergartners made statistically significant increases: 76% of African-American children are fully school-ready, up from 37% in 2001-2002 and 71% in 2009-2010; (4) The percentage of kindergarteners from low-income households (as indicated by Free and Reduced Price Meal status) who are fully school-ready rose from 34% in 2001-2002 and 69% in 2009-2010 to 73% in 2010-2011; (5) Children with disabilities made substantial progress: 56% are fully-ready, gaining 5 points from last year--2 points more than the statewide gains; (6) Kindergartners attending public PreK the year prior to entering school continue to be well-prepared: 81% fully school-ready in 2010-2011. Appendices include: (1) Maryland Model for School Readiness Kindergarten Assessment: Work Sampling System[R] (WSS) Indicators of Learning; (2) (a) Introduction to Scoring; (b) Presentation of School Readiness Information; (c) Definitions; and (d) School Readiness Information for Maryland, 24 Local School Systems, and Maryland School for the Deaf; (3) Frequently Asked Questions; (4) Percentage of Students Fully Ready by Domain: Maryland 2001-2010 Trend Data; and (5) Maryland Model for School Readiness--Composite Results by Jurisdiction, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
Maryland State Department of Education. 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Maryland