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Office of Curriculum and Instructional ProgramsOffice of Curriculum and Instructional Programs

OCIP — Working for Every Student, Every Day

The mission of the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs (OCIP) is to lead the development and implementation of innovative curriculum and instructional programs and services that promote academic excellence, creative problem solving, and social emotional learning and ensure equitable readiness for college and careers.

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Major responsibilities of the office include:

  • Revise the pre-K–12 curriculum to ensure alignment with Maryland standards and outcomes
  • Create formative assessment tools to monitor student progress
  • Develop reading intervention programs for identified students based on local and state assessments
  • Provide direct support to schools to facilitate effective implementation of curriculum, assessments, and instructional programs
  • Provide the leadership for the implementation of standards-based grading and reporting
  • Support the design and delivery of professional development that ensures fidelity of curriculum implementation across all schools
  • Refine instructional programs that meet the needs of diverse learners, including students with disabilities, those who are highly able, English language learners, and students who are at risk of underachievement because of poverty
  • Maintain formal links with all central offices and departments to ensure consistent delivery of curriculum and instructional programs
  • Facilitate communication with employee organizations, parents, community groups, and institutions of higher education regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment

Contact Us

Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs

Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 269
Rockville, MD 20850
Fax: 301-279-3452
Phone: 301-279-3411


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