Maryland College and Career Ready Standards (MCCRS) for ELA

The skills and knowledge captured in the ELA/literacy standards are designed to prepare students for life outside the classroom. They include critical-thinking skills and the ability to read texts closely and attentively in a way that will help them understand and enjoy complex works of literature. Students will learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life. The standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person who is prepared for success in the 21st century.

The ELA Office will provide leadership, support, and meaningful engagement with parents, families, and communities, with a focus on equity and excellence.


Cecilia Roe
Director of Instructional Assessment, Professional Learning & Reading/English Language Arts
Office: (410) 767-0574

Cristina Rodriquez
Manager of Literacy Initiatives
Office: (410) 767-1405

Nancy Perkins
Reading/English Language Arts Specialist
Office: (410) 767-8221