Md. students score low on tests

March 27, 1992

Nearly 70 percent of Maryland students scored at the lowest levels of a state-designed test to see if they can apply what they've learned in the classroom, but state officials insist that the potentially embarrassing numbers are unimportant.

About 160,000 students in the third, fifth and eighth grades took the performance test last May for the first time.

Fewer than 2 percent scored at the proficiency level.

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