Version of ISLLC Standards Referenced by State 
The Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework references the 1996 version. It is likely that the state referenced the 2008 ISLLC Standards when developing the State Principal Evaluation Model.
Year of Law Passage / Rule Change 
The Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework was adopted in February 2005. The most recent Teacher and Principal Evaluation Guidebook, revised September 2012, indicates the current use of this Framework.
Overview of Standards, if different from ISLLC Standards 
The Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework includes eight outcomes: School Vision; School Culture; Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments; Instructional Practices; Appropriate Assessments; Technology and Multiple Sources of Data, Professional Development, and Engagement of Community Stakeholders. Locally developed evaluation systems may also include other local priorities.
Use of Standards in Evaluation of School Leaders, Preparation Programs, and/or Other Purposes 
As of September 2012, the state's drafted regulation indicates that evaluation systems may be developed locally but must meet the state's performance evaluation criteria, including principal evaluation measures that align with the Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework. The Model State Performance Evaluation Criteria align with the Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework and also include additional ISLLC Standards. In addition, the School Leaders Licensure Assessment, required for principal certification, is aligned with the 2008 ISLLC Standards
[1] Maryland Department of Education. (2012). Teacher and principal evaluation guidebook. Retrieved from [2] Maryland Department of Education. (n.d.). School leaders licensure assessment. Retrieved from