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

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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.


For more information on how you can receive support or how to find resources on a specific topic, please use the "Contact Us" link and we will be in touch soon. 

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

The Office of Leadership Development and
School Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education

200 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD. 

Assistant State Superintendent,


The mission of the Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement is to provide leadership, support, and technical assistance to local school systems to improve school performance and foster the development, growth, and retention of effective leaders. 

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Updated: March 31, 2021

System of Support graphic shows how MSDE offers varying levels of support.