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Maryland’s Race to the Top Application From National Leader to World Class August 11, 2010. R e d a c t e d. Submitted on behalf of 843,861 public school students. The Maryland Plan. Standards and Assessments Data Systems Great Teachers and Leaders Turning Around Low-achieving Schools.
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Maryland’s Race to the Top ApplicationFrom National Leader to World ClassAugust 11, 2010 R e d a c t e d Submitted on behalf of 843,861 public school students
The Maryland Plan • Standards and Assessments • Data Systems • Great Teachers and Leaders • Turning Around Low-achieving Schools
Maryland’s Team • Martin O’Malley Governor of Maryland • Nancy S. Grasmick State Superintendent of Schools • William Hite, Jr. Superintendent, Prince George’s County Public Schools • James V. Foran Project Director, Race to the Top Application • Colleen Seremet Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Instruction
Education – The State’s Economic Engine “America cannot lead in the 21st Century unless we also have the best educated, most competitive work force in the world.” - President Barack Obama
Maryland - Leading the Nation In the Top 2 States for Innovation & Entrepreneurship - U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2010 Nation’s # 1 Education System - Education Week, 2009 & 2010
Maryland’s Starting Point R e d a c t e d • For the 2nd straight year, Maryland was ranked #1: • Education Week -- the top school system in the nation • Newsweek Magazine’s -- highest percentage of rigorous high schools in the nation • College Board – percent participation and scores for Advanced Placement exams • 4th highest percentage nationally in performance of African-American students on AP tests • Percentage of Hispanic students who achieved mastery continued to outpace the nation on AP tests
Other Measures • NAEP Improvement • Achievement Gap Closing • Decreased Dropout Rate • Increased Graduation Rate
State Superintendent Office of Academic Reform and Innovation NOTE: The Assurance Facilitators will all be Assistant State Superintendents to ensure cooperation and collaboration among divisions.
Participation • LEA participation – 22 of 24 LEAs • 94% of high-poverty schools • 79% of all students in the state • 77% of minority students • 85% of students in poverty • Union participation – 2 of 24 • Baltimore City • 51.5% of high-poverty schools in the State • 92% minority population • Prince George’s County • 21% of high-poverty schools in the State • 95% minority population
Maryland’s Future Maryland will… • eliminate the achievement gap; • graduate all students college/career ready; and • move from national leader to world-class.
What will LEA superintendents see? “My goal is to make every single person in the city accountable for the success of our kids.” Dr. Andres Alonso, Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools
What will principals see? • Fair evaluation system for himself/herself with the clear focus on student growth • Fair evaluation system for teachers with the clear focus on student growth • Multiple professional development opportunities for me and my teachers • Better teacher candidates from a variety of preparation programs
What will principals see? • Curriculum based on clear and rigorous standards • Assessments that will provide information on • student growth, • inform instruction, and • measure college and career readiness • Technology infrastructure that significantly expands capacity • Better data (e.g., student performance dashboards) and resulting ability to pinpoint interventions
What will teachers see? • Evaluation System • Fair with clear focus on student growth • Clear definition of effectiveness • Clear feedback from my principal • Professional Development • My plan • Online Instructional Toolkit • Induction Program • Certification System • Rated effective • Show mastery of professional development outcomes R e d a c t e d
What will students see? • More difficult classes and assignments • User-friendly technology with a variety of resources • Effective teachers in every classroom who differentiated instruction • Teachers planning together and providing individualized improvement plans for struggling students • A diploma that means something R e d a c t e d
Why Maryland? …From National Leader to World Class