New School Report Cards Released by MSDE

The Maryland State Department of Education released the new Maryland Report Card website today. The website contains report cards for every school in the state, including all Talbot County Public Schools.

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The Maryland State Department of Education released the new Maryland Report Card website today.  The website contains report cards for every school in the state, including all Talbot County Public Schools.

The Maryland Report Cards provide each school’s overall score with total points earned, percentile ranking among all schools in Maryland, and a star rating based on the State’s new accountability system.  These scores reflect school performance on multiple components.  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.  Other measures such as science and social studies assessments, school climate surveys, and computational learning will be added to the MD Report Card in the future, which could significantly impact scores.  

“Since this data has just been released, we will take time to delve into the details to determine strengths and areas for improvement,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent of Schools.  “It is important to note that because of the varying demographics of some of our schools, some scoring components are not able to be measured and it may be difficult to compare some of our schools to one another.  Overall, I am proud of the progress of our schools thus far while working the 2020 Vision strategic plan, and I look forward to continued growth in outcomes as we incorporate this information.”

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 concise and easy-to-understand information for each school.  The scores for Talbot County Public Schools are as follows:

  • Chapel District Elementary School earned 78% of the possible points, received 5 out of 5 stars and was in the 90th percentile compared to other elementary schools in the state.
  • Easton Elementary School earned 71% of the possible points, received 4 out of 5 stars and was in the 70th percentile compared to other elementary schools in the state.
  • St. Michaels Elementary School earned 71% of the possible points, received 4 out of 5 stars and was in the 71st percentile compared to other schools in the state.
  • White Marsh Elementary School earned 71% of the possible points, received 4 out of 5 stars and was in the 71st percentile compared to other elementary schools in the state.
  • Tilghman Elementary School earned 78% of the possible points, received 5 out of 5 stars and was in the 89th percentile compared to other elementary schools in the state.
  • Easton Middle School earned 52% of the possible points, received 3 out of 5 stars and was in the 36th percentile compared to other middle schools in the state.
  • St. Michaels Middle High School earned a combined 62% of the possible points and received 4 out of 5 stars.  Separately, St. Michaels Middle School was in the 47th percentile compared to other middle schools and St. Michaels High School was in the 67th percentile compared to other high schools in the state.
  • Easton High School earned 62% of the possible points, received 4 out of 5 stars and was in the 52nd percentile compared to other high schools in the state.

We encourage parents and other members of the community to explore the new Maryland Report Card website at MdReportCard.org, where the individual School Report Cards can be found, as well as additional resources which explain how the results were calculated.  The Maryland School Report Card represents an exciting opportunity to empower and inform schools, parents, and community members so that every school and every student in the state can succeed.  It not only gives us data about our schools, it also brings together that data in a usable way to help us ask questions, find answers, make decisions and take action.  

 

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