ORONO HS PROFICIENCY-BASED LEARNING
Orono High School is in the process of transitioning to a system of Proficiency-Based Learning. The class of 2020-21 is scheduled to receive Proficiency-Based Diplomas through an instructional and assessment model that measures pre-determined graduation standards and includes other local requirements. You will find below, some of the important work done by staff and administration.
PBE Team: Leslie Boyd (Science), Christ Luthin (English), Chris Libby (Math), Heather Holmes (Math), Chris Crocker (Modern Languages), Reg Ruhlin (Principal), Sam Runco (Dean of Students), Holly Gunn (Guidance), Troy Wagstaff (Guidance)
PBE Implementation Strategies (developed at GSP MPA Belfast Retreat)
Goal: To improve student achievement through proficiency-based education (PBE)
Strategy 1: Develop buy-in among stakeholders (Click to view)
Strategy 2: Establish a faculty well-versed in PBE (Click to view)
Strategy 3: Transition to PBE curriculum and collaborative PBE time (Click to view)
Strategy 4: Monitor student progress toward standards (Click to view)
Professional Student Rubric (Click to View). The PSR assesses students in the area of Respect, Responsibility, and Passion (Engagement). This school-wide rubric is a representation of Maine’s Guiding Principles and NEASC Civic and Social Expectations.
Draft Graduation Standards. (Click to View) Teachers have been working many hours to determine graduation standards, link these to performance indicators and determine performance tasks that will measure students against those standards.
Resources for our work. These are a few key links and or files for our work.