By DAVE McMILLION
Washington County school officials are considering new math books for high school students that will reflect standards of the Maryland School Performance Assessment tests.
School officials could not offer specific examples of what the calculus and algebra I books will cover, but they will follow what is tested in the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program.
The 7-year-old statewide testing program sets tougher standards for students and requires more critical thinking.
The books also reflect a new set of teaching standards set by the state Board of Education known as the Learning Core Goals, said Washington County Board of Education President B. Marie Byers.