Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says the state should adopt a tracking system to identify trends among students from kindergarten through college to help strengthen public education.

O'Malley recommended the tracking system on Monday — along with a handful of other legislative priorities for the 2011 session — following a forum that attracted roughly 300 education experts to Bowie State University.

Other legislative priorities O'Malley announced include: expanding career technical education (CTE) and science, technical, education and math (STEM) curricula in schools, and increasing community college enrollment.