School Improvement in Maryland
Board Members' Guide

What Do Board Members Need To Know?

Understanding Maryland Standards

Understanding State Assessments

  • How does Maryland assess student learning? • MSAHSAAYP
  • What do the assessments test? • MSAHSAMod-HSA
  • What do the assessments look like? • MSAHSA
  • How are the assessments scored? • MSAHSA
  • How were standards set? • MSAHSA

Understanding NCLB and AYP

Analyzing Data Results

Supporting Students on HSA

  • How are districts and schools performing on HSA?
  • What supports are in place to ensure students pass the HSA?

Welcome, Board Members

from Leslie Wilson, Asst. State Superintendent

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News From The Board

July 28, 2015

Maryland assesses, and makes changes to PARCC. Chief among them: a shorter test. More than 50% of licensed childcare providers now have registered with Maryland Excels. And the Board celebrates new members -- all in Board News July.

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Data Explorer

Learn how to read and analyze your school's performance on HSA and AYP.

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Safe Harbor

Confidence Interval