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Divisions > Educator Effectiveness > Program Approval and Assessment Branch
Teacher and Principal Assessment

The goal of this section is to coordinate the principal assessment program School Leader's Licensure Assessment (SLLA) for Administrator II certification; the teacher assessment program Educational Testing Service (ETS), Praxis I: Reading, Writing and Mathematics and Praxis II: Content and Pedagogy and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) tests select foreign language for initial teacher certification; the optional Reading Assessment for elementary education teachers; and technology performance assessments to assure teacher candidates are proficient in the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards. 


Teacher and Principal Assessments for Certification:

Eduational Administration Approved Programs:

Contact Information

Ms. Michelle Dunkle
, Program Approval Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0390 or 410-767-0399

Call Center Assistance Line:
410-767-0412 or Toll Free 1-866-772-8922
Monday - Friday:
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 12:15 – 4:15 P.M.

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