School Improvement in Maryland
What's New Guide

A quarterly update highlighting selected instructional resources recently placed on mdk12.org.

Units of Study

ELA Units of study and Mathematics Units of study are aligned with the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards. Student Monitoring Templates help teachers and students track progress toward attainment of Maryland's Standards aligned with the new units.

 

 

New Assessments for Physical Education

Sample assessments for grades PK through high school

Disciplinary Literacy

Understanding, planning for and teaching the Disciplinary Literacy Standards

STEM Education

STEM Standards of Practice and Frameworks

 

 

 

 

School Progress and School Progress Index

SPI and School Progress data is now online with tutorials to understand the how the new SPI Index works.

The following items were recently updated or added to mdk12.org.

2014-9-23: Class Monitoring Tools aligned to the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards for Mathemathics Pk-8.

2014-9-16: HSA Item of the Week for Government- may be used as warm-up activity at the beginning of the class or as a review at the end of instruction..

2014-9-16: Math Units of Study - Units of study are aligned with the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards.

2014-9-16: 2014 College and Career Readiness Conference materials.

2014-5-01: ELA Units of Study - Units of study are aligned with the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards.

2014-2-01: Maryland College and Career Ready Frameworks for Mathematics, ELA, Literacy in Science & Technology, and Literacy in History / Social Studies

2014-1-14: Bridge Plan for Academic Validation Update - The Bridge Plan is an alternative means to meet the HSA testing requirement.

2013-11-05: 2013 Data results from school, district, and state performance on the MSA, Alt-MSA, HSA, and School Progress are graphed in this section.

2013-11-05: MSDE conducted 11 regional Educator Effectiveness Academies - Summer 2013.

2013-11-05: New Assessments for Physical Education

2013-11-05: Disciplinary Literacy Standards - Developed to support educators in the teaching of disciplinary literacy in Science and Technical Subjects, Social Studies, and History.

2013-11-05: STEM Standards of Practice and Frameworks - Developed to support educators in implementing STEM education in any discipline.

2013-11-05: Common Core Curriculum Frameworks - Maryland was one of the first States in the nation to adopt the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and reading/English Language Arts.

2013-11-05: Individual Student Monitoring Templates - Helping teachers align their teaching and assessments to state standards.

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