Maryland is re-evaluating how to evaluate school systems
The new evaluation will not only be based on academics, but on other factors as well.
Board member Dr. Karen Salmon said: "We have to make sure we are collecting data that is clean and collected in the same way."
A master plan will be approved in late August and then forwarded to the National Education Department for approval.
Other factors that will carry weight in the evaluation process include a school's attendance records and evaluations from parent surveys.
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