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Teams calculate their APR scores each academic year, with 925 — out of 1,000 — set as the benchmark for possible penalties. Maryland football scored a 922 on the latest APR after scoring a 929 last year. Each APR score is based on a team's showing over the past four years, meaning Maryland’s score was tabulated from the time when Ralph Friedgen was still its head coach.
In a statement released on Saturday, the school says it has taken measures to improve the team’s academic standing.
“We already have a system in place to deal with and rectify the situation,” Edsall said.
Said Athletic Director Kevin Anderson in the statement: “The APR gives us a four-year look at past performance, which unfortunately was not as good as we would have liked. We do feel, though, that with changes in our staffs and processes, we will get a fresh perspective on how best to ensure we reach and surpass our goals academically in the future.”