June 24, 2013

Maryland’s Low-Income Students Rank First in Country in Academic Progress

According to a new report by the advocacy and research organization Education Sector, during an eight-year period, Maryland’s low-income students made more academic progress than any other state.

Maryland fourth- and eighth-grade students who qualify for free and reduced meals raised their reading and math scores by a combined 55 points between 2003 and 2011 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress -- the standardized test known as "the Nation's Report Card."

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