THE NEW MARYLAND REPORT CARD SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM
As part of Maryland’s accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools and school systems across the state are now measured under a new metric called the Maryland Report Card.
The Report Card uses incorporates several indicators of school performance and calculates them into a final score to arrive at a rating of one to five stars. While the specific indicators vary between the elementary, middle, and high school levels, a school’s score generally includes, attendance, access to and credit for a well-rounded curriculum, student growth on state assessments in English Language Arts and math, and the progress of English Language Learners.
Star ratings are assigned as a result of a school’s percentage of the total number of possible points, according to the scale on the right 75% to 100%
60% to 74.9%
45% to 59.9%
30% to 44.9%
0% to 29.9%
Complete report cards for all public schools in Maryland, utilizing data from the 2018-2019 school year, can be found at www.mdreportcard.org.