Clarification

August 23, 2006

In a table in yesterday's editions showing the percentage of students who passed Maryland's High School Assessment in algebra, the totals for the state and each school system appeared higher than the scores for individual high schools would indicate. The reason is that the totals included the results not just for high schools, but for middle school students who took the test. Those who take the algebra test in middle school tend to have higher pass rates because they include the most advanced math students, school officials say.

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