School Improvement in Maryland
Board Members' Guide

What Do Board Members Need To Know?

Understanding Maryland Standards

Understanding State Assessments

  • How does Maryland assess student learning? • MSAHSAAYP
  • What do the assessments test? • MSAHSAMod-HSA
  • What do the assessments look like? • MSAHSA
  • How are the assessments scored? • MSAHSA
  • How were standards set? • MSAHSA

Understanding NCLB and AYP

Analyzing Data Results

Supporting Students on HSA

  • How are districts and schools performing on HSA?
  • What supports are in place to ensure students pass the HSA?

Welcome, Board Members

from Leslie Wilson, Asst. State Superintendent

This page was developed to provide you information to support your efforts in improving student achievement in your district or across the state. Let us know what you find useful and what changes you would like to see. You may want to bookmark this page as your mdk12.org homepage.


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News From The Board

January 27,2015

Board News January features Maryland's ever improving graduation rate, and a discussion on how to make it even better. Also, the state formulates plans to apply for an extension of the ESEA waiver, and make adjustments for snow days.

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Data Explorer

Learn how to read and analyze your school's performance on HSA and AYP.

AYP ReadingAYP Mathematics

Safe Harbor

Confidence Interval