by Reagan Reese
In 23 Baltimore City Schools, zero students tested proficient in math in 2022, according to a report by Project Baltimore.
Through an analysis of 150 Baltimore City Schools, 23 of them, including 10 high schools, eight elementary schools, three high schools and two middle schools, no students met math grade-level expectations, according to a report by Project Baltimore. Approximately 2,000 students took the state administered math exams that tested proficiency levels.
“It just sounds like these schools, now, have turned into essentially babysitters with no accountability,” Jovani Patterson, a Baltimore resident who sued the district for not properly educating its students, told Fox 45 News. “This is the future of our city. We’ve got to change this.”
An additional 20 schools in the district had no more than two students proficient in math, Project Baltimore reported. Another three schools in the district, which are for incarcerated students and students with disabilities, had no students that met grade-level expectations.
Approximately 7% of third through eighth graders at Baltimore City School met grade level expectations in Math in 2022, according to the Maryland State Department of Education.
The report on Baltimore City Schools comes as the nation suffers historic learning loss; since 2020, the nation’s reading scores dropped to fall in line with numbers from 1990, while math scores fell for the first time from. Every state has seen a decline in its students’ math scores since 2019.
To combat the lack of proficiency in its students, the school district has implemented professional development for teachers and summer learning sessions, Fox 45 News reported.
“We’re confident these instructional strategies will help us regain the momentum and progress we experienced before the pandemic,” the district told Fox 45 News.
Baltimore City Schools did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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Reagan Reese is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.