Published Online: January 29, 2008
Published in Print: January 30, 2008, as Baltimore Schools to Pay Students for Gains on State Graduation Test

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Baltimore Schools to Pay Students for Gains on State Graduation Test

Students in Baltimore’s high schools will get a cash incentive to boost their scores on the state graduation exams.

The 82,000-student school system plans to spend nearly $1 million on the incentives.

Students who have failed at least one exam under Maryland’s High School Assessments will earn $25 for improving test performance by 5 percent. If they improve an additional 15 percent, they will get an additional $35. Another 20 percent improvement will earn an additional $50.

The incentives are part of a broader, $6 million plan to improve student performance on the tests.

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