A critical component of any proficiency-based learning system is a clearly articulated set of learning standards that define what students are expected to know and be able to do at specific stages of their education. Below, you will find a set of sample standards for each of the eight content areas of the Maine Learning Results, in addition to the Guiding Principles, a set of cross-disciplinary skills and lifelong learning outcomes.
- Eight Content Areas of the Maine Learning Results. Schools are required to provide instruction in eight content areas, the standards for which are included in the Maine Learning Results.
- Maine's Guiding Principles. The Guiding Principles of the Maine Learning Results have been a critical component of the educational process since the Maine Learning Results were initially adopted.
- The Proficiency-Based Learning Simplified (PBLS) Model. This model identifies a handful of standards in each of the content areas and the Guiding Principles that every student must meet in order to graduate.
- Sample Graduation Standards. A set of sample cross-curricular and content-area graduation standards and performance indicators for the Guiding Principles and the eight content areas of the Maine Learning Results.
- Standards Resources. These protocols and guidance will help school leaders and educators efficiently and effectively move toward proficiency-based education.
- Alignment of PBLS & Maine Cohort for Customized Learning (MCCL). While the MCCL model shares many similarities with PBLS, there are several distinctions that Maine educators should note.