Maryland’s State Education System Ranks Number One Overall. National Ed Newspaper Says State’s System has Moved to the Head of the Class. Education Week, the nation’s leading education newspaper, named Maryland’s state education system No. 1 in the nation.
Education Week rated states in the following six performance and policy areas: Chance for Success; K-12 Achievement; Standards, Assessment and Accountability; Transitions and Alignment; Teaching Profession; and School Finance.
In addition, Maryland’s public school system was named No. 1 in the number of students taking Advanced Placement tests and No. 1 in the percentage of students who earn a college-mastery score (achieving a 3, 4, or 5) on at least one Advanced Placement exam. Source: Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland State Department of Education's 2008-2009 Fact Book
This is a statistical handbook that highlights educational practices in Maryland. This Fact Book contains the latest data available as of December 7, 2009.