Local Schools Perform Well on State Report Cards

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Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) recently received 2021-2022 Maryland School Report Cards for each of its schools. Report cards use a five star rating. Several measures are used to determine the star rating for each school. 

The report card evaluates academic performance in reading, math and science, academic growth, English language proficiency, chronic absenteeism, school climate and well-rounded curriculum. For high schools, the state also measures students “on-track” in ninth grade and graduation rate. 

Over 75% of FCPS schools were identified as either four or five stars. No FCPS schools were below three stars. The report cards show that FCPS ranks in the top third in the state in overall student performance.  

“Our students’ academic performance, on this and other measures, speaks to their perseverance and commitment,” FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson said.

“While the data in this report card was collected last year, as a continuous improvement system, our teachers and administrators will fold it into the various measures we currently use to inform our instructional practices and school climate.”  

Results from the report cards are used by FCPS schools in continuous school improvement efforts. School staff regularly monitor student performance. The state report cards are an additional measure in evaluating school performance. 

Maryland designed the report cards to meet federal requirements that help set standards for school accountability. Today, federal accountability standards for schools are legislated in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

See the results: https://reportcard.msde.maryland.gov/