School Improvement in Maryland

Instruction

Teaching and Learning

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.

IN THIS SECTION:
  • Grade level State Curriculum
  • Public Release and Sample Assessments
  • Toolkits
  • PDFs of Grade Level State Curriculum and Tools

 

 

Common Core State Standards

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.

IN THIS SECTION:
  • Fact Sheet
  • Video of Mary Cary explaining Maryland's process
  • English Common Core State Standards
  • Mathematics Common Core State Standards


Blackboard

A state-wide Learning Management System that houses resources for Maryland's educators.

On this website:
  • Model Lessons
  • Instructional Units
  • PARCC Assessments

 

Teaching Maryland Standards

State Curriculum

The State Curriculum defines what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Professional Development

A comprehensive and inclusive approach to planning professional development which meets teacher learning needs and contributes to improved student learning.

In This Section:
  • Professional Dev
    Standards
  • Educator Effectiveness
    Academies
  • Teacher Induction
    Program

EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVES

MSDE has established a number of early childhood initiatives which promote school readiness and student acheivement.

Students with Disabilities

MSDE has created a number of resources to provide information to parents and to support the achievement of students with disabilities.