By DAVE McMILLION
Two years of improvement in assessment test scores at Northern Middle School landed the school a new $55,000 computer lab.
The Maryland School Performance Assessment Program is an annual test given to students across the state to determine how well they are progressing.
Last year, Gov. Parris Glendening decided that schools that show improvement in the tests two years in a row should be eligible for grants as a reward for their hard work, officials said.
The grants, which are awarded based on the number of students in a school, were given to three Washington County schools last year.