The Maine DOE is reminding district leaders that the comprehensive online self-assessment developed in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership is available in its electronic form through June 30.
The online district self-assessment is designed to support districts with their action planning for proficiency-based education and the transition to a proficiency-based diploma. In response to concerns related to the confidentiality of the self-assessment data, the interactive online assessment will be replaced with a paper version that districts can download off the Department website for local use after June 30.
The self-assessment process and criteria was informed by the experience of several school districts in Maine and New England that have successfully implemented proficiency-based systems. By fostering candid self-evaluation, the tool leads districts through a comprehensive set of questions focused on the policy, practice and community engagement aspects of implementation.
For questions about best utilizing the self-assessment, please contact Maine DOE Standards-Based Education Specialist Diana Doiron at 207-624-6823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.