Tale of Two Cities: DC Charter Schools Outperform Baltimore Schools

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers (PARCC) test results for school districts were released earlier this week. Maryland’s statewide results showed proficiency rise by 2 percentage points in English to 43.7%, while math scores fell or stayed relatively flat at every level of elementary and middle schools. The results for Baltimore City, however, lagged the rest of the state. Fewer than one in five city students were proficient in English (19.7%) and fewer than one in seven (14.1%) passed in math. <more>