Maine Schools Get More Time to Comply with ‘Proficiency-Based’ Standards
Maine high schools will now have a little more time to transition to awarding diplomas earned by demonstrating subject matter proficiency.
A 2012 law made it mandatory for all high schools to begin handing out proficiency-based diplomas by the year 2018. But many districts have told the state that they need more time to make the teaching, curriculum and school culture changes that come with a shift to proficiency-based education. The state Department of Education decided this week to give it to them.