School Improvement in Maryland

What Do Parents Need to Know?

Maryland Standards

State Assessments

School Improvement In Maryland

Welcome, Parents

Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., Maryland State Superintendent of Schools

"Our teachers, our administrators, our parents, and our students are working together to move schools forward. Education is the cornerstone to Maryland's future, and I believe we're building a strong foundation for decades to come."


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Item of the Week

Every week you'll find new sample questions to test your child’s readiness for the Maryland assessments.

Parent Resources

Additional websites to support your child’s learning.

Early Childhood

Find out about MSDE early childhood initiatives which promote best practices and the Judith Hoyer Program, a statewide effort to help young children enter school ready to learn.

Supporting your Child on State Assessments

Learn how to support your child's active engagement in core classes and monitor their progress to support success on State Assessments.

State Board Videos

View prior board meetings

“I intend to work closely with educators and parents to make certain our next generation is ready for the world that awaits.”

—Lillian M. Lowery
Maryland State Superintendent