Top improving city schools

September 20, 1998

Listed below, in descending order, are the 16 Baltimore schools that posted the highest gains in third-grade reading comprehension tests between fall 1997 and spring 1998, on citywide tests. Students took the California Diagnostic Reading Test last September; in May, they took the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills 4 Test.

Scores are reported as grade equivalents, with 3.0 representing where third-graders should be at the beginning of the school year and 4.0 representing where they should be at the end of the

school year.

School name ........ Fall '97 score .. Spring '98 score .. Total gain

Bentalou ........... 2.5 .............. 5.7 ................ 3.2

Calvin Rodwell ..... 2.7 .............. 4.9 ................ 2.2

ARoland Park ........ 3.1 .............. 5.2 ................ 2.1

AMidtown Academy .... 2.8 .............. 4.8 ................ 2.0

AJohn Ruhrah ........ 2.8 .............. 4.6 ................ 1.8

AMedfield Heights ... 2.6 .............. 4.3 ................ 1.7

AGlenmount .......... 2.8 .............. 4.3 ................ 1.5

Hampden ............ 2.7 .............. 4.2 ................ 1.5

Edgewood ........... 2.4 .............. 3.9 ................ 1.5

Armistead Gardens .. 2.6 .............. 4.0 ................ 1.4

AMount Royal ........ 2.1 .............. 3.3 ................ 1.2

AMount Washington ... 3.0 .............. 4.2 ................ 1.2

Bernard

Harris Sr. ......... 2.1 .............. 3.2 ................ 1.1

Moravia Park

Primary ............ 2.1 .............. 3.2 ................ 1.1

Garrett Heights .... 2.5 .............. 3.6 ................ 1.1

AMorrell Park ....... 2.3 .............. 3.4 ................ 1.1

ACITY AVERAGE ....... 2.1 .............. 2.9 ................ 0.8

SOURCE: Baltimore City public schools

Pub Date: 9/20/98

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