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NATIONAL TEST AVERAGE: 112
WICOMICO TEST AVERAGE: OVER 250
Wicomico Testing Tidbits
Wicomico County Kindergarten students lose
hours of instructional time taking just
In first grade, many students experience test anxiety for the first time as standardized testing quadruples from the previous year.
In Wicomico County, second graders are required to take
different tests, but the state of Maryland requires
Wicomico County requires
local tests to assess math and reading skills in third grade, yet the state of Maryland only requires
In fourth grade, the equivalent of
full school days of instruction (
hours) is lost to testing, not including test prep, practice tests and field trials.
Grade five is the most tested elementary grade in Wicomico County Public Schools with
local tests and
In sixth grade, tests that are mandated by Wicomico County Public Schools out-number state tests
In seventh grade, county tests are given in music and art classes, even though students often miss these classes to test in other subjects.
Equal to a
hour work week, grade eight is the most tested middle school grade level.
In ninth grade, the stress level of the best and brightest student’s increases as AP tests are added on top of more than
other county and state assessments.
Tenth Grade is the most tested grade level in Wicomico County Public Schools with over
hours of standardized testing.
The total instructional time lost in grade eleven due to testing ranges between
class periods per year.
Instead of getting prepared for life and college, many seniors are still being required to participate in over
hours of county testing.
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