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QACPS Scores Well on the MSDE New School Report Card Accountability System

QACPS School Report Card Data

 

QACPS Scores Well on the Maryland State Department of Education’s New School Report Cards

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released the results of their new school Report Card website today with QACPS scoring consistently well throughout the district.  The new Report Card summarizes school and school system performance with the new Maryland Accountability System. The Report Card uses a broad selection of performance indicators that help educators, parents, and stakeholders better understand each school’s ranking.

 

“These results are an important snapshot of how a school is performing,” said Andrea M. Kane, Ph.D.  “Though I am pleased with the overall scores for QACPS, they also reveal areas for improvement, and help us focus on addressing those concerns.”

 

While across the state nearly 14% of the schools were ranked as either a one or two-star rating, all of Queen Anne’s County schools were ranked three stars or better; four schools received a five-star rating; seven received a four-star rating, and one school received a three-star rating. (Only 12 of 14 schools in QAC were evaluated through the new accountability system; Centreville Elementary and Kent Island Elementary, being Pre-K to second grade, do not have enough performance indicators to be evaluated using the new reporting formulas.)

 

The Report Card takes into account student success and growth on state tests in English language arts and mathematics, and also factors in progress in achieving English language proficiency for English Learners, chronic absenteeism, preparation for postsecondary success, access to a well-rounded curriculum, and a graduation rate.  It then uses a five-star rating system for each school as a convenient way of expressing a school’s “final score” on the Maryland Accountability System, along with a school’s percent of total earned points and percentile rank. Awarded stars are determined from the percent of total points earned across all academic and school quality indicators. In the future, it will include the results of a student and faculty climate survey.

 

A complete list of all QAC schools, including their percentage of total earned points, percentile and star ratings are listed below in Table 1.0.  Sudlersville Middle School, by MSDE definition, is a combined grade level school encompassing grades five to eight, received a percentile ranking as both an elementary and a middle school.

 

Table 1.O Queen Anne’s County Public Schools State Report Card Results

 

School

Percentile of Total Points Earned

Percentile Ranking

Star Rating

Bayside Elementary

75%

82

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Centreville Middle

75%

91

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Church Hill Elementary

65%

53

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Grasonville Elementary

67%

60

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Kennard Elementary

78%

89

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Kent Island High

75%

80

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Matapeake Elementary

80%

93

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Matapeake Middle

71%

85

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Queen Anne's County High

73%

76

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Stevensville Middle

61%

61

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Sudlersville Elementary

51%

20

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Sudlersville Middle

73%

elem-83

mid-84

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