The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will identify the schools eligible for the program each year. Maryland public schools earning a 1 or 2 star rating in the Maryland’s Accountability System in two of the last three available years of data meet the State definition. In addition to schools meeting the State definition, each local education agency will also have the flexibility to also include up to 10 percent of the low performing schools within their district. This local flexibility invites all local education agencies to participate in the NBCT program based on local circumstances and priorities.
MSDE will publish a complete list of participating schools starting each year beginning with the 2022-23 school year.