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MSDE Releases 2017-2018 School Report Cards

December 4th, 2018

Updated 12/4/18 at 1:47 p.m. to reflect changes made to data on the MDReportCard website.

As part of the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) today released its 2017-2018 School Report Card, containing data about all schools in the Howard County Public School System.

Each School Report Card provides a snapshot of how a school is performing based on the ESSA indicators, which include academic achievement, rate of chronic absenteeism and access to a well-rounded curriculum. Additional indicators include academic progress for elementary and middle schools, and college and career readiness indicators and 2016-17 graduation rates for high schools.

Each Maryland school received a star rating. Ratings for HCPSS comprehensive schools range from three to five stars, with 31 schools receiving five stars, 36 schools with four stars, and 6 schools with three stars.

HCPSS educators already have been leveraging the insights provided through data and everyday teaching practices to develop school improvement plans and ensure that every student is receiving the supports they need to thrive in the classroom. These reports provide schools with a new snapshot containing valuable insights that will be used to help assess improvement in subsequent years.

School reports may be found on the MSDE’s Report Card website and additional information on ESSA is posted on the HCPSS website.