The Programmatic Support and Technical Assistance (PSTA) Branch focuses on building the capacity of local school systems, public agencies, and institutions of higher education, to narrow the performance gap and enable all students with disabilities to exit education career and college ready. The Branch works collaboratively with other Divisions within the Maryland State Department of Education to improve performance on statewide accountability measures and achievement of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Standards. Differentiated program support and technical assistance is provided based on State and local needs related to implementing a high quality, seamless, evidence-based early childhood intervention and special education system of services, birth through 21. The Branch facilitates data informed systematic planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidenced-based professional development to enhance the quality of instructional practices including assessment, instruction, interventions, accommodations, modifications, and family engagement.
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