In yesterday's editions, The Sun incorrectly reported that Maryland fell below the national average in the National Assessment of Educational Progress' 1990 math examination. In fact, 17 percent of Maryland public school eighth-graders met the national standard, compared with 15.5 percent nationally.
The information was derived from the national report card issued Monday by the National Education Goals Panel. The national information in the report card represented mathematics test results for both private and public students, while the state results in the report card represented only public school students.
The Sun regrets the error.