Additional funding for an evaluation of the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), administered annually to all Maryland public school students in the third, fifth, and eighth grades.
For the purchase of laptop computers for the Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project's Special Needs Program. The program serves at-risk fifth-grade students in their after-school program.
Two-year funding for evaluations of Abell-funded education initiatives.
Two grants for an evaluation of the NOVEL Program, a computerized school-based educational program designed for students in danger of dropping out of Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.
For support of the 2000-2001 Ingenuity Project, an intensive math and science curriculum for Baltimore City public middle school and high school students with emphasis on scientific research opportunities.
For the support of the 2000 Baltimore Independent School Learning Camp.
For support of the Information Technology Academy at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.
For the establishment of an alternative middle-school academy at Harlem Park Middle School. In partnership with the Baltimore Orioles, the academy will provide daily remedial educational services, small classes, individual and group counseling, and monthly family therapy support groups.
For support of the 2000-2001 Pathways to Success boarding school scholarships for 12 at-risk, financially needy Baltimore City students.
For a Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) pilot project at four Baltimore City high schools. The program involves the hiring of CollegeBound counselors to integrate SAT preparation and test taking, college visitation, and college advising as part of their 'College Club' after-school programs.