ERIC Number: ED557742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Student Performance on the 2013 Assessment Program in Primary Reading (Kindergarten to Grade 2). Memorandum
Sanderson, Geoffrey T.
Montgomery County Public Schools
This evaluation report provides details for school year 2013 on the percentage of primary students who met or exceeded grade-level reading benchmarks on the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools' (MCPS) Assessment Program in Primary Reading (AP-PR). The percentage remained above 90% for kindergarten students and showed a small decrease for Grade 1 students (84.9% to 81.9% and Grade 2 Students (74.1% to 72.6%). The proportion of kindergartners who achieved proficiency at Text Level 6 decreased from 76.1% in 2012 to 73.6% in 2013. A small decrease in attaining Text Level 6 was found across all racial/ethnic groups except for kindergartners identified as two or more races; their percentage in attaining Text Level 6 increased by nearly 2 points. The largest decrease, 3.4%, was observed for Hispanic/Latino students. Approximately 82 percent of all Grade 1 students met or exceeded the grade-level benchmark of Text Level 16 in 2013, an increase of 6.3% from 2006; however, there was a decrease of 5.2%s between 2011 and 2013. Across the three recent school years, the attainment of the Grade 1 benchmark remained the same for students identified as two or more races; the attainment decreased for all other racial/ethnic groups with a larger decrease for Hispanic/Latino and Black or African American students (decreased by 9.3 and 4.8%, respectively) than for Asian and White students (decreased by 1.8 and 1.6%, respectively). More than 70% of all Grade 2 students met or exceeded the grade-level benchmark of Text Level M in 2013, an increase of 11.3% from 2006; however, there was a decrease of 1.6% between 2011 and 2013. Across the three recent school years, the attainment of the Grade 2 benchmark increased 2.8% for students identified as two or more races and decreased 3.4% for Hispanic/Latino students while remaining steady for other racial/ethnic groups (a change of 1% or less).
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Educational Assessment, Primary Education, Kindergarten, Young Children, Grade 1, Grade 2, Comparative Analysis, Benchmarking, Reading Tests, Counties, Public Schools
Montgomery County Public Schools. 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Tel: 301-309-6277; Web site: http://www.mcps.k12.md.us
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Grade 1; Elementary Education; Grade 2
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Office of Shared Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Maryland