Virtual Support for School Leaders:
Informational Webinar Series
Learn best practices from a three-part informational webinar series on Continuity of Learning Virtual Support for School Leaders.
Teacher and Principal Evaluation
Read guidance on student growth waivers, observing virtual instruction, and submitting
teacher and principal evaluation data.
Curriculum Vetting Information
Read completed school system curriculum evaluation reports and which school systems' curricula are currently under review
Guiding for Evidence-Based Improvement
Selection of evidenced-based interventions is a collaborative process that is guided by data. Once a solution is selected that fits the school's context, an implementation process must be established to ensure interventions are implemented as intended.
Fostering Growth of Effective Leaders
Targeted professional learning experiences coupled with leadership coaching can foster the growth of effective leaders. Leadership is grounded in the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and guided by data.
Our Work is Grounded in a Systems Framework
The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement provides customized support to local school systems.
The type of support provided is informed by data and grounded in a the Four Domains of Rapid School Improvement framework.
The Framework identifies essential practices for school improvement organized into four domains:
Supporting Effective Evaluation Practices
The Office oversees the development and implementation of Maryland's teacher and principal evaluation system. The principal evaluation system is grounded in the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL). The teacher evaluation system is in the process of being revised. Training, guidance, and resources are provided to local school systems to support effective evaluation practices.
The Office provides customized professional learning experiences to local school systems informed by data and grounded in effective practices in leadership development and school improvement.
Develop a data-informed culture using formative and summative measures, protocols, and other resources at the school or central office level.