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Programs > Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards
Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards


Schools across the State in 2013-14 have implemented Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards. These standards incorporate the Common Core State Standards. Maryland was one of the first states to adopt the standards in reading/English language arts and mathematics. The Maryland State Board of Education adopted the standards by unanimous vote in June 2010.

The Common Core State Standards initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. These rigorous education standards establish a set of shared goals and expectations for what students should understand and be able to do in grades K-12 in order to be prepared for success in college and the workplace. The standards are research and evidence based and internationally benchmarked. They have been voluntarily adopted by a total of 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards form the foundation for Maryland's new State curriculum framework. Hundreds of classroom educators, instructional leaders, administrators, and higher education representatives continue to assist State officials in developing the new Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards Framework to support the implementation of these new standards.

Maryland Classroom: Blackboard Learn: Resources for Teaching and Learning at Your Fingertips

Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards

The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
English - Spanish
Preparing Our Graduates for the World that Awaits Them

Common Core State Standards Implementation Tools and Resources

Maryland's New Common Core State Standards
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August 2012

Maryland's New Common Core State Standards
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Common Core State Standards Initiative
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State Board adopts Common Core State Standards

Press Release - June 22, 2010

MD Common Core Curriculum Frameworks


Contact Information
Judy Jenkins, Director
Division of Instruction and Assessment
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0348
Email:  jjenkins@msde.state.md.us
 CCSS Website
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English Language Arts by Grade Level
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Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
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 Press Release
State Board adopts Common Core State Standards, June 22, 2010
 CCSC Publications
The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
Common Core State Standards Implementation Tools and Resources
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