Dr. Wright’s Presentation to the Maryland State Board of Education

BALTIMORE (January 23, 2024) 

The Maryland State Board of Education called for the statewide adoption and implementation of literacy instruction based on the Science of Reading starting with the 2024-25 academic year.

Under the State Board resolution (24-01), Dr. Carey Wright, Interim State Superintendent of Schools, will present the board with a comprehensive literacy policy aligned to the Science of Reading in preparation for the 2024-25 school year. The Science of Reading is an evidence-based instructional practice that emphasizes the importance of phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension in developing strong literacy skills. The State Board has set a statewide aspirational target for Maryland to rank among the top 10 states in reading on the fourth- and eighth-grade National Assessment for Educational Proficiency (NAEP) exams by 2027. Resolution 24-01 also calls on the Superintendent to partner with institutes of higher education to ensure alignment of teacher preparation programs and review current standards and regulations for consistency.

View the Clip of Dr. Wright’s Presentation to the Maryland State Board of Education.