follow site All six elementary schools in follow Laurel, Maryland http://lizhingley.com/news/page/4/ 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.