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Maryland State Department of Education, 2019
Based on the 2018-2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results, nearly half (47%) of all entering kindergarten children in Maryland displayed the foundational skills indicating they are fully ready for kindergarten. A third (33%) are approaching readiness. Twenty percent of children are assessed with emerging readiness skills. The school…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
Maryland State Department of Education, 2018
Maryland is charged with providing an equal education and ensuring that personal or social circumstances--such as immigration status, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, English proficiency, or disability--are not barriers to academic success. Equity is achieved when all students have the resources they need, such as exceptional teachers or…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
Maryland State Department of Education, 2018
Based on Maryland's 2017-2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results, nearly half of all entering kindergarten children show foundational skills indicating they are fully ready for kindergarten, more than a third are approaching readiness, and 18% have emerging readiness skills. Results for the 2017-2018 school year show a slight increase…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
Maryland State Department of Education, 2017
As part of Maryland's ongoing commitment to early learning and school readiness, a comprehensive Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) was administered for the third time. This assessment is part of the Ready for Kindergarten: Maryland's Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System (R4K) that was developed to align to the state's more…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
Maryland State Department of Education, 2017
Disproportionate rates of suspensions and expulsions among racial/ethnic groups are a local, state, and national concern. Maryland has made significant progress in decreasing the use of exclusionary discipline, but there is substantial work left to do to move toward equity. Maryland has cut the use of exclusionary discipline practices by half in…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Suspension, Expulsion, Racial Differences
Maryland State Department of Education, 2016
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), in conjunction with local school systems (LSS) and institutions of higher education (IHE), has conducted an annual educator supply and demand study since 1986, the original purpose of which was to determine critical teacher shortage areas. Although data are collected annually, since 2008 the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Shortage
Maryland State Department of Education, 2016
In accordance with the provisions of Section 7-424.1 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland State Board of Education has developed and adopted a Model Policy to address bullying, harassment, or intimidation. This report presents the Model Policy, which is organized into the following eight points: (1) Prohibition…
Descriptors: State Boards of Education, Bullying, Aggression, State Policy
Maryland State Department of Education, 2016
With this Strategic Plan, the Division of Special Education/ Early Intervention Services recommits to "Moving Maryland Forward"--introduced in 2013. With the shifting in the national, State, and local education landscape, Maryland has revisited the initial Plan to sharpen the steadfast focus to narrow the gaps for children with…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Early Intervention, Special Education, Educational Planning
Maryland State Department of Education, 2016
As part of Maryland's ongoing commitment to early learning and school readiness, a comprehensive new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) was administered for the second time. This assessment is part of the new Ready for Kindergarten: Maryland's Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System (R4K) that was developed to align to the state's…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
Maryland State Department of Education, 2015
Maryland's demanding new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment was administered statewide for the first time. Its results are revealing and sobering. Many states do not even check in any systematic way on their children's readiness for kindergarten, and in previous years, Maryland used metrics based on modest expectations, outdated standards, and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Maryland State Department of Education, 2015
Judith P. Hoyer Family Learning Centers, also known as Judy Centers, serve all children birth through kindergarten who live in designated Title I school zones. There are twenty-seven Judy Centers and three satellites throughout Maryland serving forty-four elementary school zones. The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) is conducted in the…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Early Intervention, Language Skills
Maryland State Department of Education, 2015
As part of the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE's) ongoing commitment to early learning and school readiness, a comprehensive Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) was administered for the first time this school year. This assessment, which builds on and advances the MMSR, is part of our new Ready for Kindergarten: Maryland's Early…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Maryland State Department of Education, 2012
This report contains revised data on the number of incidents in each Maryland local school system and school during the 2010-11 school year. The data have been disaggregated by gender and race. The incident counts for students with disabilities are also reported. Student incident data are available for reporting by Out-of-School Suspensions and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Suspension, Expulsion, Attendance
Maryland State Department of Education, 2011
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for curriculum design, instruction, and assessment that gives all students equal opportunities to learn and to demonstrate what they have learned. UDL is built on the premise that there is not one kind of learning. Learning differs across tasks, across development, and among individuals. UDL is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Theories, Expectation, Curriculum Design
Maryland State Department of Education, 2011
This report was developed in partnership with Ready At Five. It lays out the critical importance of children starting school fully prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Most importantly, the report shares what everyone has learned from the 2010-2011 Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) data about the school readiness of Maryland's children:…
Descriptors: African Americans, School Readiness, Learning Readiness, Disabilities
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