No Ski Skate Friday Feb 3
Due to the forecasted below zero temperatures for Friday afternoon, we have decided to cancel this weeks scheduled Ski/Skate. Please add March 10, 24, and 31 to your calendar as additional Ski/Skate days to make up for the ones we have missed. Stay warm these next few days and please help your child remember to come to school with cold weather gear.
Seeking Part Time Bus Driver
The Eustis School Department/Stratton School is seeking bus drivers. This is a part time position for 20-25 hours per week with a consistent schedule. Competitive wages based on experience. For more information contact Kathy Matthews at 246-2283 or kmatthews@strattonschool.org
Seeking: After School Program Coordinator
Stratton School is seeking an After School Program Coordinator. For more information contact Kathy Matthews at 246-2283 or kmatthews@strattonschool.org.

Education Initiatives / Proficiency Based Education

What is Proficiency-Based Education?

Proficiency-based education refers to any system of academic instruction, assessment, grading and reporting that is based on students demonstrating mastery of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn before they progress to the next lesson, get promoted to the next grade level or receive a diploma.

In Maine, academic expectations and “proficiency” definitions for public-school courses, learning experiences, content areas and grade levels are outlined in the Maine Learning Results which includes the Guiding Principles, expectations for cross-disciplinary skills and life-long learning, and eight sets of content-area standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.

Here are some links to help you navigate “Proficiency Based Education” (PBE) and “Standards Based Grading” (SBG):

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/1/

http://www.maine.gov/doe/commoncore/

http://www.corestandards.org/standards-in-your-state/

http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/

http://www.cgcs.org/Page/244

http://maine.gov/doe/proficiency/

http://maine.gov/doe/proficiency/standards/index.html

What Content is Visibly Emphasized in the CCSSM-3PDF

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