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Baltimore Schools to Pay Students for Gains on State Graduation Test

By The Associated Press — January 29, 2008 1 min read
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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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A version of this article appeared in the January 30, 2008 edition of Education Week

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