94% of Calvert Seniors Met HSA Graduation Requirement - Southern Maryland Headline News

94% of Calvert Seniors Met HSA Graduation Requirement


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Nov. 11, 2008)—Over 94% of the high school seniors in Calvert County Public Schools met their High School Assessment (HSA) graduation requirement as of May, 2008, according to data released by the Maryland State Department of Education.

There are approximately 30 seniors who are in the process of participating in remediation to re-take one or more of the HSA exams, or are working on Bridge Projects, say school officials.

Beginning with this year's high school seniors (the Class of 2009), students must pass or receive a combined minimum score on the four HSAs to graduate. The tests are given in English 10, Algebra/Data Analysis, Biology and Government.

Students who do not meet the graduation requirement through their test scores, but meet all other graduation requirements, may be eligible to complete Bridge Projects to graduate. Bridge Projects are designed to enable students to show their knowledge in ways different from a written test and are used for students who have difficulty taking traditional pen and pencil tests.

The following table shows the percentage of Calvert County high school seniors who met the HSA graduation requirement as of the May 2008 administration of the tests:

School System or High School

Subgroup

% Who Met HSA Grad. Rqmt.

Calvert County Public Schools

All students

94.3

 

American Indian

*

 

Asian

100.0

 

African American

90.6

 

White

95.1

 

Hispanic

85.7

 

Special Education

60.9

 

Limited English Proficient

*

 

Free and Reduced Meals

85.9

 

 

 

Calvert High School

All students

92.3

 

American Indian

*

 

Asian

*

 

African American

86.9

 

White

94.2

 

Hispanic

*

 

Special Education

50.0

 

Limited English Proficient

*

 

Free and Reduced Meals

78.1

 

 

 

Huntingtown High School

All students

94.1

 

American Indian

*

 

Asian

*

 

African American

91.8

 

White

94.8

 

Hispanic

*

 

Special Education

71.9

 

Limited English Proficient

*

 

Free and Reduced Meals

83.3

 

 

 

Northern High School

All students

96.2

 

American Indian

*

 

Asian

*

 

African American

94.3

 

White

96.3

 

Hispanic

*

 

Special Education

78.6

 

Limited English Proficient

*

 

Free and Reduced Meals

96.4

 

 

 

Patuxent High School

All students

95.3

 

American Indian

*

 

Asian

*

 

African American

91.5

 

White

96.1

 

Hispanic

100

 

Special Education

50.0

 

Limited English Proficient

*

 

Free and Reduced Meals

93.9


Data Source: http://www.mdreportcard.org/rschool.aspx?K=04XXXX

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