Social Studies Annual Survey

House Bill 1227: Education-Core Content Areas Accountability Program requires the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to conduct a survey of public schools and public school teachers annually to measure the amount of instructional time spent on social studies and science instruction in elementary school; the availability and use of appropriate instructional resources and teaching technology in social studies and science classrooms; the availability and use of appropriate professional development for social studies and science teachers; and the number of secondary school social studies and science classes that are taught by teachers who are certified and not certified in the subject being taught. Annually since 2012, elementary, middle, and high school teachers of science and social studies have been invited to respond to these surveys.