Maryland



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Maryland state board of education consists of eleven members each serving a four-year term, with a limit of two terms. Board members are appointed by the governor. Additionally, there is a voting student member who serves a one-year term.

The state board has the authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Summative Assessments
  • Appoints Chief State School Officer
  • Authorizer of Charter Schools, Among Others

Governor

Larry Hogan (R)

Chief State School Officer

Karen Salmon

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 44.2%

English Language Learners: 6.5%

Served by IDEA: 11.9%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rates between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 2003

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 53

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 20,800

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Maryland intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Maryland’s ESSA approach.