Following the most recent changes in diploma requirements, the Maine Department of Education remains committed to advancing the The Core Priorities and Goals for Putting Students First. As part of that plan, the goals, listed below, for Learner-Centered Education Early Childhood Through Adult describe an educational system that, if implemented statewide, can support all students in achieving success in life and career beyond graduation.
- Students personally invested in their own learning as preparation for career and life
- Engaging learning experiences that develop aspirational mindsets
- Approaches to education that prioritize integrated, real-world contexts for learning and gaining career and life skills
- Early identification of learning gaps and timely, effective interventions
- Comprehensive assessment systems that provide timely, accurate evidence of student progress that can inform practice
- High quality, integrated adult learner programs serving individuals and communities
- Public Law 2017, Chapter 466 Diploma law effective no later than March 2019
- Title 20-A §4722-A Proficiency-based diploma standards and transcripts Diploma Law prior to effective date of Public Law 2017, Chapter 466
- Title 20-A §4722. High school diploma standards Diploma law effective prior to Public Law 2017, Chapter 466
Understanding the Guiding Principles – a Resource developed by the Maine DOE and epic, Educational Policy Improvement Center.