Understanding Maryland's Standards for Schools and the Process for Achieving Them
In this module, principals will enhance their knowledge of understanding state standards and assessments and their skill in leading the school improvement process, evaluating school improvement plans, and aligning school improvement efforts.
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  • How does No Child Left Behind impact schools?
  • What is standards-based reform?
  • How do state standards drive your district standards and school goals?
  • How do standards change teaching and learning?
  • What do the state assessments test?
  • How are the assessments scored and what does a good response look like?
  • How is it scored and what does a satisfactory response look like?
  • What are the key steps and actions that need to be taken in a school improvement process?
  • What is a principal’s role in leading the process?
  • How do you align efforts and keep the focus?
  • How does No Child Left Behind impact schools?

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    Experience From the Field

    Gary Heath

    Gary Heath, Maryland State Department of Education
    How did Maryland set standards?
    Listen Up!
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    Understanding Standards-based Reform
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    Understanding Your Target
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    Leading the School Improvement Process
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    Evaluating School Improvement Plans
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    Aligning Efforts and Keeping Staff Focused on the Target
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