Maine CLA
Our mission is to support curriculum leaders and to champion curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices and policies that enhance learning. The Maine Curriculum Leaders’ Association’s (MCLA) Board of Directors and its members work together by:

  • Promoting and providing professional learning.
  • Influencing policy and decision making.
  • Advancing the use of effective practices.
  • Developing and fostering partnerships with organizations consistent with our mission.
  • Supporting opportunities for networking and sharing.

Contact: Heidi McGinley, Director director@mainecla.org

Guiding Principles Assessment Models — April 6, 2015

Join Heidi McGinley, MCLA Executive Director, and Becky Brown, Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction, South Portland, on April 6, 2015 at the Senator Inn in Augusta for Guiding Principles Assessment Models, another in MCLA’s Proficiency-Based Diploma Problem Solving Series. Register by March 30, 2015 online or download the flyer/paper registration form (word) (pdf). Click here for more information.

Ready for PE/PG?

MCLA’s PE/PG Hot Topic Poll (2-3-2015) responses indicate there is wide variation in readiness to implement PE/PG systems. About 85% of those responding favor extending piloting and implementation time for PE/PG system implementation. Those who don’t favor an extension feel they’ll learn more when they implement, that the deadline is motivating them to complete system design, and are afraid they’ll lose momentum.

If extra time is approved here’s how respondents will use it:

  • 85% will clarify and resolve student growth data collection processes.
  • 70% will train teachers and principals in implementation steps.
  • 67% will collect and analyze data to refine how the system will work.

Ninety-three percent (93%) listed more than one way they will use the extra time.

Members are also worried that how PE/PG systems are implemented will impact standards and proficiency. Continue Reading Ready for PE/PG?