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Students with Access to and Who Completed a Well-Rounded Curriculum

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The criteria for access to and completion of a well-rounded curriculum is set at the elementary, middle and high school levels. A description of each level’s criteria is listed above the corresponding data table.

Elementary Schools

Access to Well Rounded Curriculum: The percentage of 5th graders enrolled in science, social studies, fine arts, physical education, and health.

Completion of a Well-Rounded Curriculum: The percentage of 5th graders passing coursework in social studies, fine arts, physical education, and health. In fall of 2019, 5th grade achievement on the elementary science assessment will also be added to this measure.

Table 1: Elementary School Well Rounded Curriculum
Student Group Access to 2017-2018 Completion of 2017-2018 Access to 2018-2019 Completion of 2018-2019
All Students 100.0% 99.2% 99.9% 98.7%
Asian 100.0% 99.0% 100.0% 97.8%
Black or African American 99.9% 99.3% 99.8% 98.4%
Hispanic/Latino of any race 100.0% 99.0% 99.8% 98.6%
Two or more races 100.0% 99.2% 100.0% 99.0%
White 100.0% 99.4% 99.9% 99.4%
Economically Disadvantaged 100.0% 98.0% 99.8% 97.9%
English Learner 100.0% 98.2% 100.0% 98.9%
Special Education 99.7% 95.1% 99.0% 96.0%

Middle Schools

Access to Well Rounded Curriculum: The percentage of 8th grade students enrolled in fine arts, physical education, health, and computational learning.

Completion of Well-Rounded Curriculum: The percentage of 8th grade students passing coursework in mathematics, ELA, social studies, and science. In fall of 2019, computational learning will be added to the coursework list and 8th grade achievement on the middle school science assessment will be added to this measure.

Table 2: Middle School Well Rounded Curriculum
Student Group Access to 2017-2018 Completion of 2017-2018 Access to 2018-2019 Completion of 2018-2019
All Students 94.2% 92.3% 84.1% 90.3%
Asian 94.4% 96.1% 80.5% 96.9%
Black or African American 92.3% 86.2% 84.1% 81.2%
Hispanic/Latino of any race 92.6% 84.2% 83.2% 81.7%
Two or more races 97.6% 92.4% 86.6% 89.2%
White 95.1% 96.0% 86.3% 94.9%
Economically Disadvantaged 91.4% 75.4% 87.0% 69.8%
English Learner 82.5% 72.8% 84.4% 82.0%
Special Education 82.1% 66.2% 85.4% 53.4%

High Schools

Access to Well Rounded Curriculum: The percentage of graduating students or students exiting high school with a certificate of program completion who met at least one of the following criteria during high school (grades 9-12): (1) enrolled in an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course, (2) participated in dual enrollment, or (3) enrolled in state-approved career and technical education (CTE) program at the CTE concentrator level or higher. For students pursuing a certificate of program completion, enrollment in a general education course meets the requirement for access to a well-rounded education.

Completion of a Well-Rounded Curriculum: The percentage of students who have achieved any of the following: (1) earned a score of 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam, (2) met a standard set by the College Board on the SAT exam, (3) met a standard set by ACT on the ACT exam, (4) earned credit for dual enrollment, (5) met the University of Maryland entry requirements, (6) completed a youth or other apprenticeship training program approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Council, (7) completed an industry certification aligned with and MSDE-approved CTE program and achieved CTE concentration level status or higher,(8) completed an MSDE-approved CTE program, (9) met a standard on the ASVAB exam or (10) received the Seal of Biliteracy.

Table 3: High School Well Rounded Curriculum
Student Group Access to 2017-2018 Completion of 2017-2018 Access to 2018-2019 Completion of 2018-2019
All Students 78.1% 80.0% 83.1% 79.0%
Asian 89.4% 91.6% 92.8% 91.2%
Black or African American 63.9% 61.0% 70.9% 61.4%
Hispanic/Latino of any race 61.5% 60.1% 70.2% 56.5%
Two or more races 80.7% 85.7% 83.5% 78.5%
White 83.5% 88.2% 88.3% 88.4%
Economically Disadvantaged 54.1% 51.6% 65.3% 50.2%
English Learner 27.1% 41.4% 26.3% 26.3%
Special Education 51.4% 54.7% 64.6% 50.6%