How Carroll schools fared in the Maryland School Performance Report will be known tomorrow when the State Board of Education releases results statewide.
Although the results have been not been disclosed, state Superintendent Joseph Shilling, during his recent visit to Carroll schools, said, "You're going to like the message for Carroll County."
The state performance standards, part of 15 initiatives proposed by the state Board of Education, set levels school districts should meet in order to be rated "satisfactory" or "excellent." Students will be measured in math, reading, writing/language usage, social studies, science and citizenship.
Also under scrutiny will be school attendance and dropout rates.
School officials described the report as the first step toward measuring a school system's progress in reaching a new set of high state standards of academic achievement, as well as other indicators of how students are faring.
"We're going to look good," Carroll Superintendent R. Edward Shilling told teachers during the state superintendent's visit.
Although Carroll is expected to do well in most categories, Shilling said the results also will show school officials what areas need improvement.