Six schools in Baltimore have exactly zero students who are proficient in math and English.
WBFF reports Project Baltimore led an investigation and discovered five Baltimore City high schools, along with one middle school, do not have any students who scored high enough to be deemed “proficient” in math and English on state testing.
The schools that did not have a single proficient student are Booker T. Washington Middle School, Frederick Douglass High School, Achievement Academy at Harbor City, New Era Academy, Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High, and New Hope Academy.
According to WBFF, students are tested and scored on a scale of one through five, with a four or a five placing a student in the proficient category. At Frederick Douglass, for instance, 89 percent of students tested last year received the lowest possible score in math. Only one student received a three, which is “approaching expectations.”
Navon Warren, a student at Frederick Douglass, said he believes students were not proficient because teachers are not teaching at the same level as the tests.
Warren’s mother blamed the teachers.
“That’s your teacher’s report card. How is it that not one child passed? That makes no sense,” she asked.
WBFF notes Baltimore City Schools spends $16,000 per student per year, making it the fourth highest spending district in the country per student.
Written by Ashley Rae Goldenberg and published on the Media Research Center ~ May 30, 2017.
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