The Maryland State Board of Education has developed a new ranking system used to evaluate every public school in the state of Maryland. The new rating system, developed by state leaders over an intensive two-year process, is part of an accountability system required by the federal government under the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA as it is known. Schools are graded in a more holistic way, factoring in not just test scores but whether the school has a well-rounded curriculum and whether students are chronically absent.
Baltimore School for the Arts was proud to receive five stars, and was one of only three schools in Baltimore City Public School System to do so.
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