All six elementary schools in Laurel, Maryland Prince Georges County, completed the MSAs this week. As most parents know, the MSAs measure the progress of the schools student body. The MSAs give the state a chance to see what percentage of students are proficient enough in basic skills.
After reading the Laurel Leader and the Laurel Gazette, I got the impression that any level above 80% proficiency is good for a school. The paper also quoted Bond Mill Elementary Principal, Justin Fitzgerald, as hopeing for a “90% to 95%” proficiency rating. That would be impressive.
Unfortunately for the students, this has also been the week they needed to complete their Science Fair projects. Whew! Glad I am not in elementary school anymore.