School Improvement in Maryland
Administrators' Guide

What Do Administrators Need to Know?

Teaching Maryland Standards

Understanding State Assessments

Analyzing Data Results

Monitoring Plans

Access planning templates for discussing how best to monitor student progress.

Individual Student and Class Monitoring Template

Resources

Offsite links professional organizations and resources for school leaders.

NASSP

NAESP

AASA

ASCD

The School Administrator

MASSP

MAESP

Online Data Course

Principals can find support in leading their school's improvement efforts through data-driven instructional decisions with this course.

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Data Explorer

Analyze interesting assessment data with this multi-media data explorer.

Data Explorer Bar Graph

How MSDE Calculates Graduation Rate

How Dropout Rates are Calculated

“The combination of three concepts constitutes the foundation for positive results: meaningful teamwork; clear, measurable goals; and the regular collection and analysis of performance data.”

—Mike Schmoker