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Proficiency in World Languages

Maine DOE provides guidance on world language proficiency

The Maine DOE has recently published guidance on what constitutes proficiency in a world language and recommendations for assessing proficiency for graduation reporting standards on theworld languages section of its website.

The law requiring Maine high schools awarding diplomas based on proficiency starting in 2018 calls for all students to demonstrate proficiency in at least one language in addition to English. In addition, Maine’s Guiding Principles requires that students leave school “a clear and effective communicator in at least one language in addition to English.”

For information on world language proficiency or technical assistance, please click here or contact the Department’s World Language Specialist Dr. Jay Ketner at jay.ketner@maine.gov or 624-6825.

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