13A.04.14.02

.02 Certification Procedures.

A. By September 1, 2020 and thereafter, upon adoption of new State standards, local school system curricula, or curriculum support materials, each local superintendent of schools or chief executive officer shall certify to the State Superintendent of Schools that the instructional programming for English language arts meets, at a minimum, the requirements set forth in Regulation .01 of this chapter.

B. The superintendent or chief executive officer shall provide evidence of meeting requirements. Acceptable forms of evidence include:

(1) Maryland State Department of Education Curriculum Vetting Report demonstrating that the reviewed curriculum has earned an acceptable rating as determined by the agency on all sections for English language arts for the identified grade level(s) or course(s);

(2) A curriculum vetting report produced by a nationally recognized external party that demonstrates alignment to Maryland College and Career Ready Standards for the identified grade level(s) or course(s); or

(3) Documentation of national ratings to demonstrate an alignment to Maryland College and Career Ready Standards and strong (level 1) or moderate (level 2) evidence, as defined under §8101(21)(A)(i)(I) and §8101(21)(A)(i)(II) of the Every Student Succeeds Act, for all third-party curricula and curriculum support materials in use.