Growth Chart Reconciliation and Salary Lane Advancement

  • Growth Charts are available in Employee Self Service (ESS). The training tab under the View Profile link currently reflects coursework recorded in your human resources record. See the How to Read Your ESS Growth Chart guide to learn more about this feature.
  • Submission of credits to MSDE through the Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH) are not applied to the BCPS Growth Chart.   Similarly, credits applied to the BCPS Growth Chart are not uploaded to TEACH. These are two separate applications with no interface between the two systems.  BCPS Certification representatives work with teachers and staff to maintain both applications.
  • Please see the Course Salary Lane Advancement guide for information on course requirements.
  • If employees wish to update their electronic Growth Chart and/or initiate a salary lane advancement, please complete the Growth Chart Reconciliation and Salary Lane Advancement Form.  Human Resources data updating is a manual process; therefore, any updates and corrections should be viewed as a collaborative effort between employees and the Office of Certification.  Requests can take approximately 8-10 weeks to complete.
  • Once growth charts are updated by the Office of Certification, a request is submitted to the Office of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).  The effective date of a salary lane change is the beginning of the first full pay period after receipt of all documentation. Confirmation of a salary change will be sent to the employee.
  • If applicable, a request for retroactive pay will be sent to the Office of Payroll.  Payments can take up to two pay periods after confirmation of the salary change.
  • It is the employee's responsibility to ensure the Office of Certification receives all documentation.
  • Official transcripts may be printed and mailed from the college/university Registrar’s Office. It is recommended you have the college/university send you two transcripts: one for your record to check accuracy and the other sent to: Office of Certification, 6901 Charles Street, Towson, Maryland, 21204, Building E.
  • Electronic transcripts must be issued by an authorized transcript exchange system. Transcripts must be sent directly from the college or university to [email protected].
  • MSDE CPD credit slips must be signed by both the Instructor and Professional Development Liaison. Credit slips requiring the Liaison’s signature must be sent to the Office of Teacher Development, Attn: Professional Development Liaison prior to being submitted to the Office of Certification.  Once the credit slip is signed by the Office of Teacher Development, a copy is sent to the Office of Certification.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and clock hours completed by related service providers are converted to equivalent semester hour credits.  See Guidelines for Applying Continuing Education Units and Clock Hours.