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INFORMATIONAL LETTER:  126
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:             April 11, 2006

SUBJECT:       Proposed Revised Standards and Online Survey Available for Career and Life Development, Modern and Classical Languages, Science and Technology, Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts

The Department of Education is pleased to inform you that the proposed revised standards for Career and Life Development, Modern and Classical Languages, Science and Technology, Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts, 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 next 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 Career and Life Development (formerly known as Career Preparation), Modern and Classical Languages, Science and Technology, Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts.  The online surveys for Career and Life Development, Modern and Classical Languages, Science and Technology, Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts will close on May 31, 2006.  The online surveys for the proposed English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Health and Physical Education standards have been extended until May 5, 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