Maryland High School Graduation Task Force

The Maryland High School Graduation Task Force, commissioned by Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, is co-chaired by Dr. Carol Williamson, Deputy State Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, and Dr. Dara Shaw, Executive Director for Research and Strategic Data Use for the Maryland State Department of Education.

The Task Force is charged with studying and making recommendations on:

  • Current credit requirements for obtaining a Maryland High School Diploma; making recommendations for the minimum number of credits to be required.

  • Options for awarding high school diplomas.

  • Assessment requirements for high school graduation.  


In addition, the Task Force will consider existing Maryland statute and policy recommendations generated by the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education.














Task Force Members


Task Force Meeting Dates,
 Locations

All meetings 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • January 19, 2018
    Maryland Department of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover 21076
  • January 26, 2018
    Maryland Department of Transportation
  • February 9, 2018
    Maryland Department of Transportation
  • February 23, 2018
    Maryland State Department of Education. 200 West Baltimore Street; Baltimore 21201
  • March 16, 2018
    Anne Arundel County Board of Education, 2644 Riva Road; Annapolis, 21401
  • March 29, 2018
    Maryland State Department of Education
  • April 13, 2018
    Anne Arundel County Board of Education
  • April 27, 2018
    Anne Arundel County Board of Education
  • May 11, 2018
    Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • May 24, 2018
    Maryland Department of Transportation
  • June 1, 2018
    Anne Arundel County Board of Education

  • June 15, 2018
    Anne Arundel County Board of Education

  • June 29, 2018
    Anne Arundel County Board of Education