ERIC Number: ED484146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
A Parent's Guide to Achievement Matters Most. Maryland's Plan for PreK-12 Education. Revised.
Maryland State Department of Education
To raise the achievement of every student, Maryland designed "Achievement Matters Most," a plan for public schools that sets goals in the areas of achievement, teaching, testing, safety, and family involvement in schools. Achievement Matters Most is based on the work of the Visionary Panel for Better Schools and also includes the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act. This guide for parents discusses the following topic areas: (1) Changes in Maryland Public Education; (2) Achievement Matters Most; (3) High Expectations; (4) Curriculum; (5) Measuring Progress [Maryland School Assessment and Maryland High School Assessments]; (6) Testing Students with Special Needs and/or Limited English Proficiency; (7) Accountability; (8) Family Involvement; (9) Encouraging Achievement; and (10) For More Information, which includes resources with contact information.
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Limited English Speaking, Accountability, Public Education, Family Involvement, Student Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Testing Programs, State Standards, Curriculum Development
Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Academic Policy, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595. Tel: 888-246-0016 (Toll Free); Fax: 410-333-2275; Web site: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.