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Teacher and Principal Certification

2016 Maryland Student Records Manual

Maryland Teacher Report 2014-2016

Parents Guide to the New Assessments in Maryland

Early College Credit FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about the Dual Enrollment Provisions
of the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013
To learn more about these two options, use the Frequently Asked Questions
about Early College Credit.

January 2014

The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
English - Spanish
Preparing Our Graduates for the World that Awaits Them
May 2013

MSDE Emergency Planning and School Safety
Information on emergency planning, school safety, and state regulations pertaining to schools.

MSDE Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems and Schools
April 2013

20th Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute
Professional Development for Maryland Educators In Arts Integration

July 7-11, 2014

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
Maryland is a Governing State in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium of 24 states working together to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The new assessments will be anchored in college and career readiness; provide comparability across states; and be able to assess and measure higher-order skills such as critical thinking, communications, and problem solving.

High School Assessment (HSA) Information

Maryland High School Graduation Requirements

The purpose of AutismConnect is to provide stakeholders in the state of Maryland with an online resource that will assist them in locating and securing resources for individuals with Autism. The website focuses specifically on research, educational resources, and advocacy organizations available to families in Maryland.

The Maryland State Department of Education Partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
Reginald F. Lewis MuseumThe Maryland State Department of Education has formed a partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to write a K ? 12 state-wide curriculum. The objective of this unique partnership is to create a climate of understanding and appreciation supportive of Maryland African American history, culture and art. Through both museum-based and school-based interactive programs and in/outreach activities, the partnership curriculum will reach every Maryland student, in every classroom, in every school.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 443-263-1800
830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

The Teacher Center
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has launched The Teacher Center a web site to assist career changers and current teachers as they prepare to become teachers or as they seek college coursework for continuing professional development. Components for the system allow users to 1) locate and plan information that is state-specific and relevant to their particular needs, 2) explore course and program options that are available online, and 3) apply for admission to a college of university, begin the registration process for a course, and sign up for an examination or other online services.

Presidential Award in Mathematics and Science Teaching
?The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.Teachers are eligible to be nominated for the Presidential Award in Mathematics and Science Teaching?. The 2015 Awards will honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers working in grades 7-12?.?? ?Nominations close on April 1, 2015 and teacher's applications are due no later than May 1, 2015. ?Eligibility criteria and other important information can be found at:

Joy2Learn is a non-profit organization devoted to arts education. The foundation has developed a number of interactive e-presentations based on curricular standards for the arts, and they are making them available without cost to teachers across the nation.

Teacher Quality Regulations Under No Child Left Behind

School Improvement In
The School Improvement in Maryland Web site, designed especially for educators, provides sample MSA test items in reading and math. For more MSA information from School Improvement in Maryland, click here.
Annenberg/CPB is offering teachers and schools assistance with this dilemma by providing a comprehensive collection of professional development and teaching resources free and on-demand over the Internet. Teachers can now access a wide array of video and multimedia resources-at Anytime, on Any Web.
The Access Center is a national technical assistance (TA) center funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs to improve educational outcomes for elementary and middle school students with disabilities. It is dedicated to building the capacity of State educators, TA systems, districts, and schools, to help students with disabilities learn from the general education curriculum. This Web site contains free resources for teachers.

McGraw-Hill Learning Network
Showcases K-12 materials and content in a Web-based community

AGS Publishing
Assessments,textbooks and instructional materials for students with a wide range of special needs.

The Educational Sales Representatives Association of Maryland, District of Columbia and Delaware represents over 125 publishers of textbooks and instructional materials. This site provides a member directory with sales representative and company contact information.

Retired Principals and Teachers Who are Re-employed on or after July 1, 2004


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Academic Policy
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201