These results are the state's first look at the second year of scores for the statewide Maryland Student Assessment tests. To show improvement over last year, school systems should increase their scores in the advanced and proficient categories and decrease the number in the basic category. No data were available for the 10th-grade mathematics test.

Prince George's students showed improvement over last year's test results but lagged behind the statewide averages again this year.

Grade 3 Mathematics

2004

Advanced

Proficient

Basic

Prince George's

8.7

48.2

43

All Maryland

19.9

52.3

27.8

2003

Prince George's

5.2

44.2

50.6

All Maryland

14.8

50.3

34.9

Grade 5 Mathematics

2004

Advanced

Proficient

Basic

Prince George's

3.3

40.4

56.3

All Maryland

12.7

50.4

36.9

2003

Prince George's

2.5

34.2

63.3

All Maryland

9.5

45.5

45

Grade 8 Mathematics

2004

Advanced

Proficient

Basic

Prince George's

5.1

22.2

72.7

All Maryland

16.9

28.9

54.3

2003

Prince George's

4.5

17.6

77.9

All Maryland

13.3

26.4

60.4

Grade 3 Reading

2004

Advanced

Proficient

Basic

Prince George's

4.9

50.4

44.7

All Maryland

12.5

58.5

29

2003

Prince George's

2.5

36.9

60.6

All Maryland

8.6

49.5

41.9

Grade 5 Reading

2004

Advanced

Proficient

Basic

Prince George's

13.8

36.6

49.6

All Maryland

28.6

39.8

31.6

2003

Prince George's

11.4

34.7

53.9

All Maryland

26

39.7

34.4

Grade 8 Reading

2004

Advanced

Proficient

Basic

Prince George's

10.7

38.8

50.5

All Maryland

20.8

43

36.1

2003

Prince George's

12.5

29.4

58.1

All Maryland

25.6

34.3

40.1

Grade 10 Reading

2004

Advanced

Proficient

Basic

Prince George's

16.3

35.6

48.2

All Maryland

32.2

33.8

34.1

2003

Prince George's

14.9

32

53.2

All Maryland

29.9

31.5

38.7

Source: 2004 Maryland Report Card,Maryland State Department of Education