The South Portland School Department’s mission calls for students to be self-motivated and engaged in their own educational planning and success. We want:
· Students to be focused on what they need to know and be able to do;
· Students to take a greater role in understanding and managing their own learning; and
· Students and parents to see progress and achievement in meaningful terms.
Proficiency-based reporting is a system that evaluates students’ progress toward meeting a set of clearly articulated, leveled learning targets. In South Portland School Department we have Essential Learning Targets defined for all content areas spanning the pre-K-12 curriculum.
The Essential Learning Targets have been synthesized from Maine’s content standards known as the Learning Results. The Essential Learning Targets are designed so that as students progress through the South Portland schools in grades pre-K-12, they will demonstrate proficiency as described in these standards documents and as is required by Maine law.
As SPSD moves to a proficiency learning system, what are your questions?