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13a.04.05.00.htm 13A.04.05.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 04 SPECIFIC SUBJECTS Chapter 05 Education That Is Multicultural Authority: Education Article, §2-205(c) and (h) Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.04.05.01.htm 13A.04.05.01. 01 Scope.. A. Assurance of success for all students in Maryland is dependent upon quality and equity in education, which empowers students to make decisions on important social and personal issues, and take action to help solve them. The intent of this chapter is to provide for local school systems' guidelines and goals for education that is multicultural, that will enable the school systems to provide curricula, instruction, staff development, and instructional resources that are
13a.04.05.02.htm 13A.04.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Bias" means a mental leaning or inclination, or partiality.. 2) "Commonality" means a sharing of common features, characteristics, or traits, or all of these.. 3) "Cultural groups" means groups that identify by the factors of race, ethnicity, region, religion, gender, language, socioeconomic status, age, or disability.
13a.04.05.03.htm 13A.04.05.03. 03 Programs.. A. Public schools shall include as part of curricular and program offerings appropriate instruction for developing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of cultural groups in society.B. The State Department of Education shall provide:. 1) Staff development and other forms of technical assistance to help with implementation of this chapter;2) Criteria, for use by local school systems in evaluating and selecting instructional materials and assessments for schools,
13a.04.05.04.htm 13A.04.05.04. 04 Goals.. A. The guidelines in §B―D of this regulation have been developed to assist local school system personnel in the design, management, implementation, and evaluation of education that is multicultural in the context of the 5-year master plan and master plan annual update cycles. The guidelines are divided into three areas of curriculum, instruction, and staff development, each of which includes a goal statement and objectives.B. Curriculum.. 1) Goal. To provide Pre-K
13a.04.05.05.htm 13A.04.05.05. 05 Criteria for Instructional Resources.. A. Goal. To provide instructional resources which assists students in demonstrating an understanding of and appreciation for cultural groups.B. Selection of multicultural resources includes all of the following minimal criteria:. 1) Materials that avoid stereotyping, discrimination, bias, and prejudice;. 2) Materials that reflect the diverse experiences relating to cultural groups and individuals;.
13a.04.05.06.htm 13A.04.05.06. 06 Planning and Implementation.. A. Each local school system shall incorporate into the master plan and master plan annual updates information relating to the progress toward achieving the goals and guidelines set out in Regulations .03―05 of this chapter.B. The Department shall review each master plan or master plan update within established timelines to determine whether the plan or plan update complies with the requirements of Education Article, §5-401, Annotated Code of Ma
13a.04.05.07.htm 13A.04.05.07. 07 Tests and Assessments.. All tests and assessments administered by or through the Department shall include strategies and content that are multicultural in each subject area and reflect the student diversity and commonality factors described in Regulation .01B of this chapter.
13a.04.05.08.htm 13A.04.05.08. 08 Monitoring and Reporting.. A. The State Superintendent of Schools shall designate staff to conduct monitoring to review, assess progress, and determine needs and deficiencies of the local boards of education in implementing the requirements of this chapter.B. Beginning March 1, 2006 and every 3 years thereafter, the State Superintendent shall report the results of the Department monitoring to the State Board, to the Governor, and to the members of the General Assembly.
13a.04.05.9999.htm 13A.04.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 29, 1970. Regulations .02―04 adopted effective December 14, 1979 (6:25 Md. R. 1983). Regulations .01―03 amended, Regulation .04 repealed and new Regulation .04 adopted effective January 15, 1989 (15:27 Md. R. 3132)Regulations .01―04, Ethnic and Cultural Minorities, repealed effective November 8, 1993 (20:21 Md. R. 1656) ―Regulations .01―07, Education That is Multicultural, adopted effective November 8, 1993 (20:21 Md. R. 1656)
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