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Maine Schools Moving To “Proficiency-based” Diplomas

School boards across Maine are re-writing their high school diploma requirements, as they get ready for a whole new way of determining when a student is ready to graduate. Over the next few years, Maine schools will be transitioning to what’s called a “proficiency-based diploma.” It’s supposed to cut back on the number of remedial courses that students have to take in college. But it will be a big transition for many schools.