This report shares research conducted to examine the alignment of proficiency-based diploma systems with college eligibility and admissions requirements as well as identify post-secondary career entry requirements and attributes of high quality workers. Findings suggest that most college admissions, scholarship selection and athletic eligibility processes still heavily rely on traditional components, such as grade point average, standardized test scores, course selection and grades. Admissions officers indicated that a precise, informative school profile and clear transcript with student information that could be compared to other applicants was important. Although participants in this study said they had not received many proficiency-based high school transcripts yet, they communicated that it would be critical to explain changes and felt proposed changes have the potential to be a "less reductive way of evaluating students.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards, Maine Learning Results.
Stump, Erika K.; Fairman, Janet C. Ph.D.; Doykos, Bernadette; and Fink, Paul, "Proficiency-based High School Diploma systems in Maine: Implications for College and Career Access" (2017). Proficiency-Based Education. 6.