Policies & Regulations

Maine Adult Education routinely drafts and updates policies and procedures to offer guidance to directors, educators and students to help create a high-quality learning experience. These policies and procedures are intended to improve the efficiency and cooperation among State, local and federal entities as the Maine Department of Education works to build and maintain Maine’s education resources.

  • Adult Education's Role in Special Education. This set of question and answer topics will clarify the relationship between Maine's Unified Special Education Regulations (MUSER) and adult education. Special education rights apply until age 20, two years after Maine's age of majority of 18 years of age.
  • Director's Handbook (PDF, 980KB). A resource that provides adult education directors with essential information regarding program composition, organization, procedures, management and finances.
  • Career Pathways. The Maine DOE has created a series of informational presentations as the state moves to become a career pathways state.
  • Maine Adult Education Standards. These standards are in the process of being revised. Please check back.
  • Maine Intake & Assessment Guidelines (PDF, 413KB). Learn to carry out the student intake process and implement a comprehensive State and local assessment policy using the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System for Adult Basic Education, English Language Learners and Adult Secondary Education (ASE/GED programs, including workforce and family literacy programs).
  • Program Standards & Performance Indicators. Performance indicators are available; however, the program standards are in the process of being revised. Revisions will be posted when completed.
  • State Adult Education Statutes. State statutes guide the administration of adult education programs.