Students in Frederick County and across Maryland showed improvement in English, but continued to struggle with math on 2022 test scores, the first set of state data released since the pandemic began.

The Maryland State Department of Education on Tuesday released results from last spring's standardized tests, which were administered to all students in grades 3 through 8, as well as any student in Algebra I or English 10.

Follow Jillian Atelsek on Twitter: @jillian_atelsek

Education reporter

Jillian Atelsek covers education for The Frederick News-Post. She grew up near Woodsboro, attended Walkersville High School and graduated from the University of Maryland in 2020 with degrees in journalism and history.

(5) comments


“Frederick County students performed much better than the statewide average on all measures.” 👍🏻


Call me crazy, but perhaps if they did away with the "common core" math and went back to teaching math the way it makes sense, the scores would improve. The way they are teaching it makes no sense and parents can't help because it's not the way they were taught. We've turned a simple 2+2 into a multi step process.


Agreed, and the ALEKS math software further confuses students.




What would be considered good scores?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. No vulgar, racist, sexist or sexually-oriented language.
Engage ideas. This forum is for the exchange of ideas, not personal attacks or ad hominem criticisms.
Be civil. Don't threaten. Don't lie. Don't bait. Don't degrade others.
No trolling. Stay on topic.
No spamming. This is not the place to sell miracle cures.
No deceptive names. Apparently misleading usernames are not allowed.
Say it once. No repetitive posts, please.
Help us. Use the 'Report' link for abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.