Collaboration continues to develop policies to support implementation of proficiency-based diplomas

Collaborations begun last year to develop sample policies that can be used by districts to support their local implementation of systems that support the awarding of proficiency-based diplomas are continuing across Maine.

Last spring, Maine School Management Association (MSMA) and Great Schools Partnership (GSP) partnered to create sample graduation policies which are available on the section devoted to policy of the Maine DOE’s Getting to Proficiency site.

MSMA and GSP have been recently joined by the Maine Principals’ Association and the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association to work together to develop a sample policy for Academic Eligibility for Athletic and Co-Curricular Participation. Once samples of this policy have been fully developed, they will be posted on the websites of these organizations as well as on the Department’s site.

Districts may access other sample policies and resources related to proficiency-based diplomas on the Maine DOE’s Getting to Proficiency site. Districts may adapt or adopt policies, or use them as a reference in the development of local policies and resources.

For more information, please contact the Department’s Standards-Based Education Specialist Diana Doiron at diana.doiron@maine.gov or 624-6823, Michael Burnham at the Maine Principals’ Association or Duke Albanese at Great Schools Partnership.