Common Core in Maryland:
Maryland Common Core Curriculum

Maryland’s implementation of the Common Core has been sweeping. Maryland developed a set of curriculum frameworks based on the Common Core that is being used in every classroom in the state, and its postsecondary institutions are looking to align their college readiness standards with PARCC assessments.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Maryland dedicated a portion of the money received from Race to the Top to database development. The new system focuses on monitoring students’ day-to-day progress in meeting Common Core standards. Maryland already gives student-level data to several state agencies and the department of labor.

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

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Updated: 5/26/2014