Performance-tests preparation to start

September 02, 2005

As nearly 49,000 Howard County students headed back to school this week, they will start preparation for another round of high-stakes performance tests culminating in the March administration of the Maryland School Assessment.

Here is a snapshot of how the county's elementary and middle schools fared on the most recent round of tests, released at the end of the last school year.

Howard Elementary Schools

This table shows the total percentage of Howard County elementary school pupils who scored at advanced or proficient levels in tests administered as part of the Maryland School Assessment.

THIRD GRADE FOURTH GRADE FIFTH GRADE

Reading Math Reading Math Reading Math

'05 '04 '03 '05 '04 '03 '05 '04 '05 '04 '05 '04 '03 '05 '04 '03

Howard Schools 88.0 88.0 79.4 86.3 87.0 82.9 92.3 90.7 88.2 84.5 88.5 86.5 84.1 85.1 83.2 78.8

Atholton 88.3 83.2 72.1 81.6 82.3 79.6 86.7 89.9 86.7 76.4 84.9 89.3 86.1 80.3 81.7 80.6

Bellows Spring 91.9 91.7 NA 90.4 91.8 NA 97.6 94.7 97.7 86.8 89.8 85.4 NA 88.9 77.5 NA

Bollman Bridge 77.9 79.1 68.1 71.5 77.9 75.5 86.9 83.6 82.4 76.7 77.8 81.8 76.6 83.9 79.1 70.4

Bryant Woods 67.2 80.4 48.0 74.1 82.4 53.9 82.0 78.4 80.0 60.8 76.4 69.8 80.7 61.8 65.4 75.8

Bushy Park 95.3 94.6 87.7 95.4 93.8 95.2 97.6 96.4 94.7 94.6 93.2 93.1 95.0 91.6 90.5 86.6

Centennial Lane 99.0 94.9 95.5 99.1 90.5 93.6 98.3 99.1 97.4 95.5 99.1 97.4 96.8 96.6 95.7 94.3

Clarksville 94.7 97.6 86.8 92.9 97.6 88.6 97.8 98.4 97.8 94.4 97.7 94.1 93.5 95.4 93.3 88.6

Clemens Crossing 89.5 90.9 89.2 87.2 87.5 89.2 93.7 91.9 90.5 86.5 92.4 86.3 89.0 84.9 81.6 83.4

Deep Run 83.2 76.9 64.4 80.0 71.5 68.3 84.8 87.9 77.1 75.8 80.6 69.6 69.0 73.0 67.0 61.1

Elkridge 86.3 83.0 84.4 79.9 75.4 83.6 87.3 92.1 74.8 80.1 91.3 81.0 81.0 83.5 77.6 68.7

Forest Ridge 87.7 91.7 66.4 91.9 91.5 76.5 96.3 82.7 87.3 73.1 82.0 82.7 80.2 70.3 74.6 73.8

Fulton 91.1 91.9 85.6 89.6 88.6 85.5 95.5 93.1 95.5 89.5 89.4 91.1 86.4 88.6 86.9 87.4

Gorman Crossing 88.8 80.8 77.1 77.8 75.9 80.0 90.6 93.5 81.3 87.0 89.8 81.6 73.6 86.7 80.5 79.2

Guilford 77.9 82.0 65.8 76.8 80.0 76.7 88.7 86.7 81.3 83.3 84.2 74.4 75.0 84.2 79.1 69.4

Hammond 92.5 88.1 89.6 95.7 90.1 93.3 96.2 92.1 91.5 94.8 95.7 92.9 90.4 96.5 89.3 85.6

Hollifield Station 87.1 87.8 78.7 83.9 84.8 84.8 89.1 95.8 86.2 86.2 91.7 88.1 82.5 89.1 88.1 76.5

Ilchester 94.9 93.4 86.6 91.9 96.2 90.1 97.0 95.0 98.0 89.0 95.9 95.9 95.7 90.9 96.9 91.4

Jeffers Hill 84.4 80.0 88.6 89.1 87.2 85.2 85.7 85.5 78.6 79.1 82.0 81.4 87.4 83.6 81.4 79.3

Laurel Woods 84.2 70.8 58.4 77.6 76.4 52.6 80.9 68.8 73.1 66.3 67.1 69.4 65.8 63.0 66.2 52.4

Lisbon 91.4 89.9 88.3 89.4 88.1 88.4 94.0 91.8 90.6 90.9 93.3 87.4 89.4 88.7 83.5 78.7

Longfellow 79.4 88.0 74.6 84.9 86.6 77.6 95.3 86.9 89.4 75.4 86.6 73.6 80.3 73.2 70.8 70.5

Manor Woods 90.5 94.8 90.8 89.7 92.1 90.8 94.1 91.6 92.5 89.3 91.9 93.6 94.0 91.1 82.4 85.0

Northfield 93.8 95.3 86.0 98.2 93.5 90.4 98.2 93.7 95.7 90.0 94.7 94.9 94.2 93.8 94.9 90.1

Phelps Luck 75.4 82.7 58.2 63.0 82.7 63.2 84.4 78.4 72.8 62.1 69.8 73.4 68.5 64.3 75.9 58.7

Pointers Run 95.9 94.3 91.6 89.6 93.7 89.5 98.8 94.5 95.1 90.5 95.3 97.3 93.7 94.6 94.0 88.7

Rockburn 85.7 90.0 81.6 92.5 91.8 90.3 95.4 93.9 95.3 90.4 90.1 93.1 88.4 85.2 87.3 85.8

Running Brook 61.8 79.2 65.9 60.0 87.6 75.6 84.1 90.9 86.6 75.0 77.8 75.6 66.7 59.7 60.0 60.8

St. Johns Lane 85.2 84.0 79.5 81.9 79.3 86.6 85.5 92.5 81.2 86.8 83.8 81.7 77.4 81.7 73.9 78.3

Stevens Forest 74.7 73.7 75.9 75.1 82.5 79.3 77.4 85.1 68.3 77.1 77.6 81.1 75.0 73.8 70.7 65.4

Swansfield 80.3 76.6 66.7 71.0 76.6 67.8 88.9 81.4 75.0 72.1 79.3 75.1 71.3 73.5 71.3 62.7

Talbott Springs 76.4 89.9 48.9 78.1 87.3 52.2 84.8 75.0 87.5 69.2 72.5 67.4 44.0 69.6 73.3 30.8

Thunder Hill 94.9 92.8 87.8 98.3 91.3 91.8 96.9 98.6 95.3 90.4 96.9 91.3 94.0 89.2 88.4 92.6

Triadelphia Ridge 90.7 93.1 88.3 91.6 91.6 90.1 96.5 97.4 92.8 92.2 95.8 96.5 90.5 98.3 93.8 90.5

Waterloo 94.7 90.5 82.0 93.5 88.4 88.3 94.5 90.6 84.4 79.1 92.0 95.2 85.3 89.1 89.4 82.4

Waverly 93.5 95.2 86.9 92.6 91.6 92.5 95.4 95.3 95.5 94.4 93.1 96.2 91.4 97.0 87.9 88.5

West Friendship 95.9 87.7 76.0 93.2 91.3 88.6 96.5 92.3 95.4 90.1 94.8 87.2 90.3 91.5 93.0 90.4

Worthington 96.6 89.9 92.2 95.5 89.8 96.7 96.2 98.7 94.3 100 97.3 95.4 86.6 94.8 92.7 92.0

Howard Middle Schools

This table shows the total percentage of Howard County middle school pupils who scored at advanced or proficient levels in tests administered as part of the Maryland School Assessment.

SIXTH GRADE SEVENTH GRADE EIGHTH GRADE

Reading Math Reading Math Reading Math

'05 ...'04 '05 ... '04 '05 '04 '05 '04 '05 '04 '03 '05 '04 '03

Howard Schools 87.8 86.5 79.7 72.1 86.7 85.6 78.1 71.4 85.4 82.2 80.8 72.3 62.2 62.8

Bonnie Branch 89.4 89.0 84.5 76.7 88.1 85.9 79.0 69.4 85.0 87.2 84.7 59.9 55.7 59.2

Burleigh Manor 96.1 92.6 91.5 87.2 94.7 97.1 89.9 89.3 95.3 92.3 94.0 91.1 86.1 89.6

Clarksville 96.1 97.8 92.3 90.4 97.9 96.0 93.1 93.3 95.2 95.5 95.4 95.7 90.2 86.4

Cradlerock 77.0 NA 66.3 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

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