Maryland Public Schools releases new star rating system

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Maryland Public Schools released the new star-rating system for schools statewide this afternoon.

Many are familiar with the “No Child Left Behind Act,” however local education officials say the new version of that federal law is called the “Every Student Succeeds Act.”

That new law requires every state to measure the performance of every school and release a report card. On Tuesday all the schools in Maryland received their report cards scoring different factors affecting how they manage school performance. It includes factors like test scores, and attendance rates. Frederick County Public Schools had mostly four and five star rankings.

“One new feature of this report card that the state is putting out is star rankings, so every school is going to get a star ranking from one star to five stars,” said Frederick County Public Schools Communications Director, Michael Doerrer.

According to the Maryland State Department of Education, most of Montgomery County Schools received three or more stars, in Washington County 87.5 percent of schools were either four or five stars; while in Allegany County 11 schools got four stars, and seven of them got five stars.

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