Report: 80 percent of kindergartners school-ready in Montgomery, 73 in Prince George’s

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The test, called the Maryland Model for School Readiness, is based on observations from teachers in the first months of school and measures children’s abilities in seven areas: Social and Personal Development, Physical Development, Scientific Thinking, Mathematical Thinking, Language and Literacy, Social Studies, and the Arts.

Here are some results for the most recent report from the 2012-13 school year:

In Montgomery County, 80 percent of all kindergartners are school-ready, up from 61 percent in 2001-2002.

That includes 76 percent of African American kindergartners, 71 percent of Hispanic kindergartners and 70 percent of those from low-income families.

Of those who attended public pre-kindergarten programs, 81 percent were school ready.

In Prince George’s County, 73 percent of all kindergartners are school-ready, up from 36 percent in 2001-2002,

That includes 78 percent of African American kindergartners, 63 percent of Hispanic kindergartners and 71 percent of those from low-income families.

Of those who attended public pre-kindergarten programs, 79 percent were school-ready.

Statewide, 82 percent kindergartners are school-ready, up from 49 percent in 2001-2002.

That includes 79 percent of African American kindergartners, 71 percent of Hispanic kindergartners and 76 percent of those from low-income households.

Of those who attended public pre-kindergarten programs, 83 percent are school-ready

 
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