State Recognizes Charles County Schools for MSA Achievement

LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 22, 2010) - Eight Charles County public schools were recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education in the 2009 Maryland School Performance Recognition Program, which honors schools for achievement and improvement on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) or the High School Assessment (HSA).

Dr. James Craik and William B. Wade elementary schools, and Milton M. Somers Middle School were honored for overall achievement. Craik, Dr. Gustavus Brown, William A. Diggs, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon, Malcolm, and Mary H. Matula elementary schools, and Somers Middle School, were recognized for subgroup improvement.

The School Performance Recognition Program recognizes elementary, middle and high schools annually for achievement and subgroup improvement based on the MSA and HSA. The program provides an incentive for schools to continue to make academic improvement and gives schools public recognition.

The criteria include the performance of minority groups and specific student populations, including special education students, limited English proficient students and economically disadvantaged students.

Source: Charles County Public School System

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