Kindergarten readiness scores fell in Frederick County and across Maryland this year, with the first set of post-pandemic data showing a marked decrease in students’ language and math abilities, social skills and motor development. Just 40 percent of Maryland’s kindergartners had the knowledge and abilities they needed to “actively engage in the kindergarten curriculum” at the beginning of this school year, according to Kindergarten Readiness Assessment data the state board of education reviewed at a March 22 meeting. That’s a seven-point drop from the last time students took the test, at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.
Kindergarten readiness, college enrollment falls in FCPS, statewide
March 31, 2022