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The Success Through Education Program (STEP) offers sentenced inmates: General Education Development (GED), Preparation (Pre)-GED, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy and Advance Life Skills instruction.  STEP is offered at the Ordnance Road Correctional Center (ORCC) in partnership with the Anne Arundel Community College (AACC).    

Referral & Assessment

All inmates at ORCC are referred for education assessment as part of the intake process.  AACC staff administers the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Maryland Adult Performance Program Competency-Based Assessment, and interview the inmate to determine his or her own computer competency assessment. 


Based on assessment results inmates are placed on a Candidate’s List for the next Session of Classes.  A week or two before classes are to begin, a Class Selection Meeting is held between the Education staff and the Unit staff to review the Candidate’s List and the Unit Sign-up Sheets.  The lists are combined, drafted and reviewed.  An inmate is tentatively placed in one of the following classes: GED, Pre-GED, Adult Basic Skills, Advance Life Skills, Adult Literacy, courses.  Once the inmate is on the Final Class List and starts attending classes, then an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is developed and monitored by the STEP Staff.


600 East Ordnance Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
(410) 222-4900
131 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-7374


Russell Wright
ORCC Transition Education Liaison
(410) 222-6350 Ext. 3403 

ORCC - AACC Education Department Coordinator
(410) 222-6350 Ext. 3161