REGISTER NOW: Space is Limited!



May 2 & 3, 2005


Who Should Attend:

Assistant Superintendents of Instruction


Content Supervisors

Local Accountability Coordinators

Other Interested Educators




            Prince George¡¯s Room, Stamp Student Union

University of Maryland, College Park




What Do Maryland Assessments (High School Assessments, Maryland School Assessments) Measure?


How are the Maryland Assessments Constructed?

How Do We Know if the Tests are Sound?

How Were Performance Standards Set? 

How Are Results Reported?

What Can We Do with the Reports?



Workshop Leaders: 

William D. Schafer, former Maryland State Director of Student Assessment



Gretchen R. Schultz, Education Program Specialist

Maryland State Department of Education




Sponsored by:

Maryland State Department of Education, through the

Maryland Assessment Research Center, University of Maryland



Registration is required but seminar is free to State of Maryland Public School Administrators

Copies of this registration form are available by going to

               and clicking on EDMS events


















Understanding and Using Maryland State Assessments

May 2 & 3, 2005

Prince George¡¯s Room, Stamp Student Union

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland


Participant¡¯s Name: ________________________________________________________________

Participant¡¯s Title: _________________________________________________________________

Agency/Organization/School: __________________________________________________________________

Street Address: _______________________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________ State: ______  Zip: ___________ Phone: ______________________

Fax: ___________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________


Registration Policies:


q       Your registration covers the cost of all course materials, refreshments at breaks and two lunches.  Participants are responsible for all other meals, lodging and parking ($8/day).

q       Registration is limited to administrators with the State of Maryland public schools.

q       Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

q       Early registration is advised, as the maximum enrollment limits cannot be exceeded.

q       In the event of insufficient enrollment, the University of Maryland reserves the right to cancel the course.


Cancellation Policy:

q       Should you find it necessary to cancel your registration, please do so at least two weeks before the start of the session.


q       Please direct any questions about registration, course content, or lodging and facilities at the University of Maryland College Park campus to:

EDMS Seminar and Training Center            Phone:    (301) 405-3629

1230 Benjamin Building                            FAX:       (301) 314-9245

University of Maryland                              E-mail:

College Park, Maryland 20742