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ERIC Number: ED519841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Maryland's Achievements in Public Education, 2011
Maryland State Department of Education
This report presents Maryland's achievements in public education for 2011. Maryland's achievements include: (1) Maryland's public schools again ranked #1 in the nation in Education Week's 2011 Quality Counts annual report; (2) Maryland ranked 1st nationwide for a 3rd year in a row in the percentage of public school students scoring 3 or higher on at least one Advanced Placement (AP) exam; (3) Maryland ranked #1 for the second year in a row on Newsweek's America's Top Public High Schools List for the highest percentage of college-level courses being offered by high schools and taken by students; (4) The dropout rate fell to 2.5 percent in 2010, compared to 2.8 percent in 2009; (5) The state's 2010 graduates earned an average composite score of 22.3 on the ACT college admission and placement exam, up from 22.1 last year; (6) Maryland's Class of 2010 graduating seniors were offered $774 million in scholarship funding; (7) Maryland once again ranks 7th in the nation for the number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT); (8) The Maryland Principals Academy passed a major milestone in 2010; (9) The Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE's) Division of Library Development and Services joined Maryland's libraries to celebrate 300,000 questions answered since 2003 by the librarians of Maryland "AskUsNow!"; (10) Maryland's state-funded "prekindergarten program ranks 6th in the nation" for percentage of children enrolled in the program; (11) In 2009, 78 percent of entering kindergartners were evaluated by their teachers as fully ready for school; and (12) Enrollment in Maryland's Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences and Engineering increased by 50 percent and 38 percent respectively from 2009 to 2010; (13) Maryland had the 2nd highest increase in the nation in summer nutrition program; and (14) The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) helped 1,075 people move from public benefits into employment.
Maryland State Department of Education. 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0600; Web site: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Maryland