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Parent Resources

The following are selected resources that may be of interest to the parents of Maryland public school students. While many of the resources have been developed by MSDE, others are the work of outside organizations. MSDE does not necessarily endorse links by other organizations, and is not responsible for their content and any consequences arising thereof.

Resources For Helping Your Student With Mathematics


Parents Guide to the
New Assessments in Maryland

Parents Guide to the New Assessments in Maryland
April 2014



Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
English         Spanish
January 2014

Your Child and the Maryland's College and Career- Ready Standards
(Common Core State Standards)

by Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools

                       

Early College Credit FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about the Dual Enrollment Provisions of the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013
Early College Credit FAQ
To learn more about these two options, use the Frequently Asked Questions about Early College Credit.



January 2014


Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards (Common Core) Information for Parents by Grade Level and Subject
English - Spanish

Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about Testing in Maryland
Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about Testing in Maryland
English
November 2014

The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments

 

 

 

 

English - Spanish
Preparing Our Graduates for the World that Awaits Them
May 2013


  Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards (Common Core State Standards) Translations


What Parents Need to Know About Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards
(Common Core State Standards)
by Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools

MSDE Emergency Planning and School Safety
MSDE Emergency Planning and School Safety

 

 

 


Information on emergency planning, school safety, and state regulations pertaining to schools.

 

MSDE Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems and SchoolsMSDE Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems and Schools











April 2013

 

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
Maryland is a Governing State in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium of 24 states working together to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The new assessments will be anchored in college and career readiness; provide comparability across states; and be able to assess and measure higher-order skills such as critical thinking, communications, and problem solving.
 

High School Assessment (HSA) Information



Maryland High School Graduation Requirements

02.27.2013



High School Graduation Requirements
Questions and Answers

02.01.2013


Maryland Classroom

Maryland Classroom
 


OP-ED: Bullying Prevention Must be Everyone's Concern

By State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery

Bullying Information for Parents

Bullying Information for Parents
           October 2012

Maryland's New Common Core State Standards and Parents
Bullying Information for Parents
August 2012
  Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) Physician's Guide
Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) Physician's Guide
October 2013


AutismConnectMD

The purpose of AutismConnect is to provide stakeholders in the state of Maryland with an online resource that will assist them in locating and securing resources for individuals with Autism. The website focuses specifically on research, educational resources, and advocacy organizations available to families in Maryland.

 

Take 15 for the Family
This statewide initiative encourages Maryland families to dedicate at least 15 minutes each day doing everyday activities, like eating dinner together, and turning those moments into learning opportunities. The goals of the program are to build awareness among parents that involvement in their children's education is critical and to provide resources that make this involvement easy and fun.

 


Parent Involvement Matters Award


Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Information


College Savings Plans of MD

Maryland Parent Leadership Institute


Interagency Committee on School Construction


Maryland Manual On-line: A Guide to Maryland Government


McGraw-Hill Learning Network

Showcases K-12 materials and content in a Web-based community


Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services Program