• PARCC scores put instruction into sharp focus for area schools

    The PARCC scores for elementary and middle school students — those in 3rd through 8th grades — were released on Tuesday. The statewide scores showed fewer than half of the students taking the math and English exams met or exceeded expectations for passing.

  • Town hall talk targets standardized testing

    The Maryland State Education Association co-sponsored a town hall meeting Wednesday on the topic of standardized testing that included students, parents and teachers.

  • Md. students begin new testing in March

    WASHINGTON — Maryland grade and high school students will face new-generation statewide testing starting next month that will measure their progress based on Common Core-type standards. Students in grades three through eight and high school…

  • Are Md. schools really No. 1? Not so fast

    Maryland has long touted its public schools as the best in the nation. But leaving out a key group of students in national testing might be skewing the scores.

  • Drink up: Hydrated students score better

    A new study shows teachers may be hurting students chances at higher test scores by banning water bottles in the classroom.