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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
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, 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, 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their children's readiness for kindergarten, and in previous years, Maryland used metrics based on modest expectations, outdated standards, and…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, 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
Maryland State Department of Education, 2011
This report presents Maryland's achievements in public education for 2011. Maryland's achievements include: (1) Maryland's public schools again ranked #1 in the nation in Education Week's 2011 Quality Counts annual report; (2) Maryland ranked 1st nationwide for a 3rd year in a row in the percentage of public school students scoring 3 or higher on…
Descriptors: Public Education, State Action, State Programs, Educational Assessment
Maryland State Department of Education, 2011
This report presents enrollment data for the Maryland public schools. School systems reported individual student-level data that were edited and aggregated to school system and state levels. The report categorizes data by race/ethnicity, gender, and grade level. In September 2010 there were a total of 852,211 students: 436,830 male students and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Gender Differences
Maryland State Department of Education, 2010
In its August 2009 decision in "Atanya C. v. Dorchester County Board of Education", MSBE Op. No. 09-26, the Maryland State Board of Education expressed concerns about the lack of educational services to students who are placed on long-term suspension or expelled. The State Board committed to a comprehensive review of the issue including:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Suspension, Expulsion
Maryland State Department of Education, 2010
This publication presents Maryland State Department of Education's statistical information on the following areas: (1) Demographic Data; (2) Accountability Data; (3) Financial Data; (4) Special Populations; (5) Other Programs; and (6) General Information. This Fact Book contains the latest data available as of December 2, 2010.
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Statistical Distributions, Accountability, Financial Support
Maryland State Department of Education, 2010
In November 2004, State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick convened the Maryland Social Studies Task Force. The Task Force was charged with examining issues related to social studies education and recommending ways to improve social studies instruction in Maryland's public schools. The Task Force formed four Subcommittees, each examining…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Program Effectiveness, Professional Development
Maryland State Department of Education, 2010
Maryland's 24 school systems have made great strides in improving public education from pre-kindergarten through high school to ensure children are getting a high-quality education. This guide provides information and online links, including: (1) Maryland's state testing and reporting processes; (2) Programs available to support student…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Disabilities, Educational Quality
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