Maine's Education Standards
Standards Review Process
Each year the Standards and Instructional Support Team will begin a review and revision of 2 content area standards in the Maine Learning Results. Please click on a specific content area below to find out when it is up for review.
(Fall)Commissioner gives approval to begin standards review process
(Fall)Public comment period and hearings on current content standards
(Winter)Steering Committee: A committee of content area experts who represent the cultural diversity found in Maine and a range of viewpoints as to the content of the standards is formed and tasked to:
- review all comments submitted during the initial public comment period;
- develop a blueprint for the revision of the state standards in their assigned content area;
- address and advise the writing committees when deadlocks occur; and
- determine when the writing teams have completed their work and the standards are ready to be moved on to the next step in the process.