The bill now moves to the Maine House, where its fate is uncertain.
Over 4 hours of presentations, questions and discussions. The majority of which was about proficiency-based education and grading in our district.
Continue reading “Board Meeting, RSU 5, April 11, 2018; Proficiency-based Education Workshop”
An excerpt from the article: one interviewee, Laurie Edminster “said her job is to implement software systems for college admissions offices that track applicants and all their information. She said she asked an admissions officer at a Boston university about proficiency-based grading systems, “and she rolled her eyes at me. She said, ‘We put those in a separate pile because we can’t differentiate students.’ Admissions software does not track a separate HOWLs grade (habits of work and learning) so it will not be used in the admissions process, and here we are making a big deal of separating it out.”
High-achieving Massachusetts has a statewide assessment system, with high standards and results tied to graduation. Continue reading “Maine Voices: Look south to improve Maine schools”
“Lawmakers hear testimony on bills to delay, significantly change or repeal the six-year-old law that was a key education reform of the LePage administration.”
A state law passed in 2012 is radically changing education in Maine, and few seem to understand it
Three bills offer a range of delaying, changing or killing the controversial graduation requirement.
Continue reading “Outcome of Maine’s plan for proficiency-based diplomas is up in the air”
Legislative hearings for proficiency-based diploma bills in the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs will be held on Monday, April 9th, at 1:30 pm.
Proficiency-based education information starts on page 3… and goes through page 31.
Continue reading “April 11 Board Meeting Agenda and Proficiency-Based Education”
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|“An Act To Amend Maine’s High School Diploma Standards and Ensure Maine Students Meet State Standards upon Graduation”
|Sponsored by Representative Phyllis Ginzler|
The House and Senate are in for a fourth day this week but plan to take Friday off.LePage is still introducing new bills with fewer than two weeks left until the statutory adjournment date of April 18. According to today’s House calendar, the Republican governor has introduced one proposal to exempt holdings in retirement and education savings accounts from consideration for Medicare and Medicaid services and another that would eliminate the state’s fledgling proficiency-based diploma requirement and replace it with a requirement that graduates meet alternative state standards.