State: Maryland


Your Guide to Data and Services for Maryland

SREB works with Maryland policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how Maryland uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

Maryland Members of the Board

Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, Annapolis, ex officio (2023)
John D. “Jack” Bailey, State Senator, Mechanicsville (2023)
Gail H. Bates, Member, State Board of Education, West Friendship (2022)
Robert L. Caret, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, Adelphi (2020)
James D. Fielder, Secretary of Higher Education, Baltimore (2021)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Maryland Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

John D. “Jack” Bailey, State Senator, Mechanicsville

Publication November 20188 pages

College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.


Publication June 201840 pages(18E03-MD)

Maryland: Looking Closer

Looking Closer is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.



Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in Maryland, particularly at the Maryland State Department of Education, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career-readiness standards, the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards. In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.


Blog post Torrie Mekos

Passing the Monday Morning Test
Maryland and Oklahoma Share Insights About the Ins and Outs of Program Implementation

Last month, we shared a run-through of the work by Maryland and Oklahoma to better prepare principals. When I was teaching first grade, many times I participated in professional development sessions that left me bursting with ideas and excitement but left me unsure about my ability to effectively execute what I had learned the next week in my classroom.

Blog post Torrie Mekos

Tapping Into Talent
Learning From Maryland's Promising Principals Academy

Sometimes it can be difficult to make the transition from knowing  to doing when trying to apply concepts to ground-level practice. This often holds true for many kinds of learners – including students, teachers and even states. State education agencies know that principals play an influential role in the development of effective teachers and schools. But how can states build a strong foundation in order to prepare principals for this influential role? Similarly, practitioners can probably agree that in theory, inter-state collaboration yields great potential for learning. So how can they go about actually engaging in it?