Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation

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Proficiency-based Education

CEPARE policy researchers are conducting empirical research commissioned to MEPRI by the Maine Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs to examine the impacts of proficiency-based education. Study of statewide implementation of Maine's proficiency-based diploma law is on-going and currently in its 6th year. This work is regularly shared with the state legislature's Education Committee through public testimony and research briefings.

Annual policy reports from this study are available in the links below:

2018

Proficiency-based High School Diploma Systems in Maine: Educator Perceptions of Implementation
Amy Johnson, Erika Stump, June 2018

Proficiency-based High School Diploma Systems in Maine: Getting to Graduation
Erika Stump, Bernadette Doykos, Maria Rios Brache, March 2018

2017

Proficiency-based High School Diploma Systems in Maine: Implementing a Standards-based System and Proficiency-based Graduation Policies in a Public High School (A Case Study)
Erika Stump, Erin Connor, Catherine Fallona, Bernadette Doykos, April 2017

Proficiency-based High School Diploma Systems in Maine: Implications for Special Education and Career Technical Education Programming and Student Populations
Erika Stump, Amy Johnson, Cathy Jacobs, March 2017

Proficiency-based High School Diploma Systems in Maine: Implications for College and Career Access
Erika Stump, Janet Fairman, Bernadette Doykos, Paul Fink, January 2017

2016

Proficiency-based High School Diploma Systems in Maine: Local Implementation of State Standards-based Policy. Phase IV Policy Report
Erika Stump, Bernadette Doykos, Catherine Fallona, March 2016

2015

Proficiency-Based Diploma Systems in Maine: Implementing District-Level High School Graduation Policies, Phase III Technical Policy Report
Erika K. Stump, David L. Silvernail, June 2015

2014

Implementation of a Proficiency-based Diploma System in Maine: Phase II- District Level Analysis
David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Anita Steward McCafferty, Kathryn M. Hawes, January 2014

2013

Preliminary Implementation of Maine's Proficiency-Based Diploma Program
David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Angela Atkinson Duina, Lori Moran Gunn, August 2013