HSA update for city's seniors
Tonight's city school board meeting agenda includes an update on where students who began high school in the fall of 2005 and are still enrolled in Baltimore schools stand on the HSA requirement. Among those who have made it to senior year, data on the BoardDocs Web site show, 100 more had passed all four tests by December than in October. Another 172 have now met the minimum composite score. Still, there are 620 seniors who haven't passed a single one of the exams. More concerning still are the 245 students who began high school in 2005 yet are still freshmen; 184 of them haven't passed any test.
On the projects students can do as alternatives, 79 percent of those submitted so far -- including 880 submitted in December -- passed. The pass rate was 92 percent in algebra, 72 percent in biology, 75 percent in English and 58 percent in government