ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A new report says gaps in student achievement are widening by some measures in Montgomery County public schools.

The disparities in performance separating white and Asian students from black and Latino students has long been cause for concern in the racially diverse county.

Now a 130-page report by the County Council’s Office of Legislative Oversight shows wider gaps in some areas, including in performance on Advanced Placement exams and SAT tests among graduates. Gaps in school readiness and graduation rates were, however, reduced.

Superintendent Joshua Starr said in a letter accompanying the report that the school system is seeking additional funding aimed at helping reduce some of the disparities.

Follow WNEW on Twitter.

(TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS DC

D.C. Lottery Live
Follow and Like Us

Listen Live