School Improvement in Maryland

Create Monitoring Templates

Monitoring templates have been created to help teachers and students track progress toward attainment of Maryland's Standards. Maryland has developed new frameworks and units of study based on the Common Core State Standards in ELA and Mathematics. New templates have been designed for the English Language Arts standards organized by units of study.

The State Board of Education also adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in June of 2013 and will be guided by those standards in future curriculum development. New Social Studies standards will also be adopted soon.

Individual Student Monitoring Template for New ELA Standards

The Individual Student Monitoring Templates provide space for the standards assessed on one unit of study with room for the date and level and comments for three assessments. The templates might be used by students to track their progress toward proficiency on the standards they are expected to learn and will be assessed on that year. It might be part of the student's ELA portfolio that would also include the student work aligned to the standards being monitored. Teachers may also use the templates to monitor small groups of students.

These templates print in landscape or portrait mode with print headers and footers turned off.

ELA Common Core State Curriculum by Units

PK How Things Change
K Caring About Myself and Others Coming Full Circle with Cycles
Grade 1 Teamwork Our Environment
Grade 2 Communities Inventions
Grade 3 Relationships Determination
Grade 4 Heroes Actions Speak Louder than Words
Grade 5 Making a Difference Earth - A Fine Balance
Grade 6 Changes Over Time - The Ethics of Selling History Express Yourself
Grade 7 The Choices We Make Choosing to Persevere Forming Friendships
Grade 8 Overcoming Societal Challenges War of Words
Grade 9 The Search for Identity Author's Craft: Characters, Diction, and Structure
Grade 10 The Journey for Social Justice
Grade 11 Exploring Independence Writers on Writing
Grade 12 Searching for Justice Dramatic and Philosophical Journeys

Biology and Government HSA Core Learning Goals

Biology 9–12
Government 9–12

Government and US History State Curriculum

Government 9–12
US History 9–12

Class Monitoring Template

The class monitoring templates can be used by teachers and the school for a variety of purposes:

  • As a grade book aligned to state standards for a specific grading period
  • As a monitoring plan for specific standards aligned to school improvement goals.
  • As a unit grade book aligned to the specific standards being taught in that unit.
  • As a monitoring plan for a group of students who were not meeting proficient on selected standards.

These templates are all customized by users selecting from a master checklist of all Maryland content standards that which indicators and objectives what they want to include in their monitoring template.

Teams of teachers could look at their unit of study and identify which standards they were teaching as part of that unit. By placing a check beside the standard they will be monitoring during a unit of study or grading period, they can print out a grade book or monitoring plan customized for their use. They can also download the worksheet (by clicking on the download box) into an Excel spreadsheet on their desktop to edit and further customize as they wish. Downloading your data into Excel will also allow teams to collect data across the year, as well as sort and graph the data for additional analyses and more comprehensive monitoring.

These templates print best from Excel or in landscape mode.

Common Core English Language Arts by Subject

Reading: Literature 11-12 9-10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 K PK
Reading: Informational Text 11-12 9-10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 K PK
Reading: Foundational Skills 5 4 3 2 1 K PK
Writing 11-12 9-10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 K PK
Speaking & Listening 11-12 9-10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 K PK
Language 11-12 9-10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 K PK

Social Studies State Curriculum

Social Studies tttt 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 K PK

Science and Government Core Learning Goals

Earth/Space Science 9–12
Biology 9–12
Physics 9–12
Chemistry 9–12
Government 9–12

Government and US History State Curriculum

Government 9–12
US History 9–12