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Confirmation of Readiness, Maine's Guiding Principles, Common Core State Standards

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In this Phase III of the study, examination of the application documents, practices, policies and standards of several case study districts provided insights into the development of local high school graduation policies aligned with Maine's proficiency-based diploma legislation. In addition, high school administrators and district leaders in case study districts were asked in interviews to discuss how this state policy has continued to impact their local district and schools. The following material describes the work being done regarding high school graduation policies that have been proposed and passed in these seven case study districts. This study examines and describes the local implementation process of these districts but does not evaluate the work being conducted in these case study districts and schools. However, policy recommendations are provided at the conclusion of this report.