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Maryland’s HOUSSE

Maryland’s High, Objective, Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) is a state-designed teacher evaluation that:

  • Sets standards for grade-appropriate academic subject matter and teaching skills;
  • Is aligned with challenging state academic content and student achievement standards;
  • Provides objective information about the teacher’s core content knowledge in the area she or he teaches;
  • Is applied uniformly to all teachers in the same subject area and grade level statewide;
  • Takes into consideration the time the teacher has been teaching in that academic subject area.

Continue to the next section, “If You Are Not Highly Qualified.”

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