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Getting to Proficiency: Helping Maine Graduate Every Student Prepared
Getting to Proficiency: Helping Maine Graduate Every Student Prepared provides technical assistance, resources and guidance for school districts to implement the proficiency-based diploma, and to do so in a way that promotes student learning and achievement of the Maine Learning Results.
Many Maine schools have already begun implementing proficiency-based learning to ensure that their students graduate from high school with the skills they need for success in college, careers and civic life. In proficiency-based learning, time is the variable and learning driven by rigorous standards is the constant. See best practices from Maine schools for implementation of proficiency-based learning.
Proficiency-based educators in Maine are seeing increased student engagement, increased personalization of instruction and increased targeting of interventions to the specific needs of students. Educators also report that implementation of a proficiency-based system leads to greater collaboration and articulation of curriculum within and across schools, more reflective practice and a greater capacity to respond to the individual needs of students. The reporting system provides parents with more specific information about their child’s growth and achievement. Parents are better able to understand school and grade-level expectations and more thoroughly support their child in achieving those expectations.
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