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INFORMATIONAL LETTER:  77
POLICY CODE:  IKF

 

TO:                  Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Career and Technical Education Center Directors, Curriculum Coordinators, Guidance Counselors and School Health Coordinators

FROM:            Susan A Gendron, Commissioner of Education

DATE:             January 5, 2006

SUBJECT:       Proposed Revised Standards and Online Survey Available for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Health and Physical Education

The Department of Education is please to inform you that the proposed revised standards for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Health and Physical Education, an online survey and other related information are now available on the Maine Learning Results Review website.  The Department extends its thanks to the many teachers who participated in this work as members of the content area panels.  Soliciting feedback regarding the proposed revised document is the first of many steps in a multi-year process of adoption and implementation.

It is critical that as many educators as possible provide feedback through the online survey.   Please share this information with all educators in your district including teachers of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Special Education and English Language Learners.  The survey for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Health and Physical Education will close on April 15, 2006.  The proposed revised documents for the remaining five content areas will be available by March 1, 2006. 

The proposed revised documents, survey and other information may be found online at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/review/revised_mlr_standards.htm 

Questions should be addressed to Anita Bernhardt at anita.bernhardt@maine.gov .