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Class May Last 11 Months for Some Students

Ohanian Comment: It didn't take long for us to switch from talking about schools "failing" and schools "not making Adequate Yearly Progress" -- to talking about students "failing" and students "not making AYP."

For some St. Mary's County parents, their dreams could be realized. For some St. Mary's County students, their nightmares could be coming true. Some administrators are preparing a proposal for the St. Mary's County Board of Education that will mandate 11 months of school for some students.

The adoption of the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) this past spring is a major reason 11 -month schooling is now being looked at as a possibility in St. Mary's. The test is intended to help school administrators pinpoint exactly which students are failing to make what school officials call adequate yearly progress.

The summer program in St. Mary's would be for students who failed to make adequate progress in reading and mathematics, with science added at a later time..."

— Mark Abromaitis
Class May Last 11 Months for Some Students
The Enterprise


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