The State Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education publish a variety of legislative and Blueprint reports to ensure parents, community members, and educators are well-informed. All published reports are available to the public and organized by year and policy area. Browse and download reports by expanding the tabs and check back often as some reports are updated periodically. 

Blueprint Reports

College and Career Readiness: Roadmap to Implementation Report - Updated  |  Read Full Report

This report presents an update on the preparation for implementing Pillar 3: College and Career Readiness, which reimagines what today’s students must know and be able to do by the end of the 10th grade. The Blueprint establishes the standard that will signify a student is college and career ready. Once a student is designated as meeting or exceeding the CCR standard, they will pursue college and career pathways.

Neighborhood Indicators of Poverty Report - Updated  |  Read Full Report

The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education was created in part to review and update the current funding formula for the schools in Maryland. Under the More Resources for Students to be Successful pillar, a new Concentration of Poverty Grant was established to support schools with a high percentage of students living in poverty.

Neighborhood Indicators of Poverty: Data Collection  |  Read Full Report

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) implemented a new state-level data collection of Census tract and block data for Maryland public school students in the fall of the 2022-2023 school year. The development of the new statewide data collection was supported by numerous stakeholders. Frequent and ongoing technical assistance was provided to all Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to ensure a successful new data collection.

Ninth Grade Tracker  |  Read Full Report  |  Spanish Version

The first part of this report provides background information on the effort to implement a 9th grade tracker system in Maryland by reviewing the academic research on the design of 9th grade tracker systems, providing an overview of Maryland’s existing statewide on-track in 9th grade accountability measure, and presenting data trends on high school graduation rates. A summary of how the MSDE and LEAs have responded to the Blueprint mandate is presented in the second part of the report.

Prekindergarten Implementation Planning  |  Read Full Report  |  Spanish Version

The State of Maryland has long demonstrated significant investment in early learning. The Blueprint seeks to develop a robust mixed-delivery system of early childhood programs and services to support families and their young children, support the early childhood workforce, address special needs, and promote high-quality early childhood experiences. This report outlines the steps the Maryland State Department of Education is taking to support scaling high-quality early childhood education experiences.

Prekindergarten Sliding Scale Methodology  |  Read Full Report

Under the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is charged with establishing and implementing high-quality prekindergarten programming by expanding voluntary prekindergarten for all three- and four-year-old children from families earning incomes at or below 300% Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which was $83,250 for a family of four in 2022. The Blueprint requires MSDE to implement a sliding scale fee methodology to determine the family cost of care for families earning more than 300% FPL, but not more than 600% FPL, which was $166,500 for a family of four in 2022.

Final Report: Workgroup on English Learners in Public Schools  |  Read Full Report  |  Spanish Version

The Workgroup on English Learners in Public Schools was established in the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act during the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. The Workgroup was charged with collecting data on English learners (ELs) in the state, reviewing national research and current practices, and making recommendations to improve the education of English learners in the state. Maryland is home to over 98,000 English learners in grades K-12.

Legislative Reports

Mandated State Agency Report (MSAR)

Reports required by statute or by an enacted bill. These types of reports can be recurring (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annual), or one-time. The intended recipient(s) of the report will be specified in the statute; most often reports are addressed to the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House. The one-time report may be a report of a task force or workgroup created by the General Assembly.

Joint Chairmen’s Report (JCR)

After the end of the General Assembly's Legislative Session, MSDE will identify all requirements that are part of the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY) budget. The format can be a report, a letter with attached expenditures as requested, or other updates. Sometimes a portion of a budget appropriation is withheld until the requirement is satisfied. These types of reports are usually one-time, recurring (e.g., monthly or quarterly) for the Fiscal Year (FY) and would be addressed to the Chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, the Chair of the Appropriations Committee, or others if specified.

Both types of reports can be found on the Maryland Legislative Library & Information Services website once published by the Department of Legislative Services (DLS).