Designed for teachers, these pages contain instructional strategies, voluntary state assessment by grade level and standard, assessments, rubrics, toolkit resources and key MSDE contacts for the four content areas.
The State Board adopted the Common Core State Standards in June of 2010. Maryland is currently revising and aligning the current State Curriculum to the Common Core.
A comprehensive and inclusive approach to planning professional development which meets teacher learning needs and contributes to improved student learning.
"Teachers are at their best when they are actively engaged in high quality learning opportunities themselves."
Nancy S. Grasmick, Former State Superintendent of Schools
The State Curriculum defines what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.
The Toolkits provide teachers with tools to help them better understand, teach, and assess the State Curriculum tested on Maryland School Assessments and the Core Learning Goals tested on the High School Assessments.
MSDE has established a number of early childhood initiatives which promote school readiness and student acheivement.
MSDE has created a number of resources to provide information to parents and to support the achievement of students with disabilities.