A State System of Support for Continuous Improvement

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is committed to providing customized support to school systems to improve school performance and foster the growth of effective leaders. MSDE's Theory of Action articulates the beliefs and key strategies to bring about a culture of continuous improvement to improve the educational outcomes of students. 

Stakeholder Engagement

Decisions Informed by Data

Evidence-Based Solutions

Theory of Action: If the Maryland State Department of Education implements a system of support for continuous improvement to local school system leaders in alignment with effective practices for improving school performance, then local school systems leaders will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and resources to make data-informed decisions to identify and implement evidence-based solutions that address the root causes of school performance to improve student achievement.


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Find detailed information, tools, and resources on incorporating a Cycle of Continuous Improvement in your school or district.