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ERIC Number: ED539238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-1
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Race to the Top. Maryland Report. Year 2: School Year 2011-2012. [State-Specific Summary Report]
US Department of Education
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Maryland's Year 2 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2011 through September 2012. Maryland's Year 2 accomplishments included implementing support and monitoring processes for local educational agencies (LEAs) for the purposes of Race to the Top implementation, developing CCSS-aligned model units and lessons, holding summer professional development academies across the State, and providing instructional and leadership support services through the Breakthrough Center to lowest-achieving schools in Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) and Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS). While Maryland made some progress implementing its Race to the Top initiatives in Year 2, the State struggled to find adequate qualified staff to conduct project activities related to the State's technology and instructional improvement system (IIS) projects. This challenge, along with the State procurement process, led to delays in many projects that had already experienced delays in Year 1. During Year 3 Maryland will continue preparing educators to fully implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in SY 2013-2014 and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in SY 2014-2015. Building on the model units and lessons that Maryland educators developed for each grade in ELA and mathematics in Year 2, the State will develop additional English language arts (ELA) and mathematics and create social studies and science curriculum resources. Additionally, all LEAs will participate in another pilot of the new teacher and principal evaluation system in Year 3 in preparation for full implementation in SY 2013-2014. The State's Curriculum Management System and Learning Management System, both key aspects of its IIS, will also be available for use in Year 3. A glossary is included. (Contains 13 footnotes.) [For "Race to the Top. Maryland Report. Year 1: School Year 2010-2011. [State-Specific Summary Report]," see ED529320.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Race to the Top
IES Cited: ED548027