Comprehensive School Review

The standards and procedures that govern career and technical instruction at the secondary level in the State of Maine are set forth in Maine Department of Education Rule Chapter 232, "Standard Criteria for Maine Secondary Vocational Programs."

In 2001, Maine DOE's Career and Technical Education (CTE) team researched the current standards in technical education review materials and assimilated appropriate items along with concepts and requirements in Maine DOE Rule Chapters 125 and 127, which deal with curriculum, instruction and assessment. CTE also incorporated its best thinking with respect to changes in Rule Chapter 232, defining quality programs.

The comprehensive school review process is designed to serve two interrelated but distinct functions: public accountability and institutional improvement.

  • Description & Timeline (DOC, 161KB). Read the complete process for a comprehensive school review.
  • Schedule. A list of Maine CTE schools and the year of their latest site visits. These schools are visited by Maine DOE staff or they may be reviewed by New England Association of Schools & Colleges, combined with a State Methods of Administration and Perkins review.