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Parents Guide to the New Assessments in Maryland
Parents Guide to the New Assessments in Maryland
April 2014

Early College Credit FAQ
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


Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
English
         Spanish
January 2014

Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Common Core State Standards Translations

Common Core Information for Parents
by Grade Level and Subject

English - Spanish

Your Child and the Common Core State Standards by Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools

What Parents Need to Know About the Common Core State Standards by Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools

 The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
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 SafetyMSDE Emergency Planning and School Safety
Information on emergency planning, school safety, and state regulations pertaining to schools.


 




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

 

 

 




 

Maryland's State Education system #1 in Nation Quality Counts 2013
Quality Counts Flyer 2013
Maryland's State Education
system #1 in Nation
January 10, 2013

Quality Counts Brochure 2013
Quality Counts Brochure 2013
January 2013


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
02.27.2013


High School Graduation Requirements
Questions and Answers

02.01.2013


Maryland Classroom, Vol. 18 No.3, December 2012
Maryland Classroom
December 2012


OP-ED: Bullying Prevention Must be Everyone's Concern
By State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery

Bullying Information for Parents
Bullying Information for Parents
October 2012


Maryland's New Common Core State Standards
and Parents

Maryland's New Common Core State Standards And PARENTS
August 2012


Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) Physician's Guide
Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) Physician's Guide
October 2013

AutismConnectMD

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.



Parent Involvement Matters Award



Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Information


College Savings Plans of MD

Take 15 for the Health of It is a statewide initiative designed to help Maryland families develop strategies for healthy living. The campaign will provide practical tools families can use to help their children develop good eating habits, enjoy physical activity, and talk about sensitive issues like substance abuse.


Take 15 for Physical Activity
The expansion of the Take 15 for the Health of It! website inlcuded the creation of a new program - Take 15 for Physical Activity. This is a web-based program designed to help Maryland families develop strategies for better living by making physical activity a part of their daily routine. The website provides practical tools that families, children, daycare providers, and educators can use to help children talk about sensitive issues like body image, and making exercise and physical activity fun. A well-received component of the website is a monthly calendar of suggested activies for early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels.


Take 15 for the Family
This statewide initiative encourages Maryland families to dedicate at least 15 minutes each day doing everyday activities, like eating dinner together, and turning those moments into learning opportunities. The goals of the program are to build awareness among parents that involvement in their children's education is critical and to provide resources that make this involvement easy and fun.


Maryland Parent Leadership Institute


Informationwww.k8accesscenter.org
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 educational resources.


Interagency Committee on School Construction


Maryland Manual On-line: A Guide to Maryland Government


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



Maryland Adult Literacy Resource Center


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
Office of Academic Policy
Communications and Strategic Planning
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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