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Comprehensive Education PlanImplementation of:

Career Preparation Education

Modern & Classical Languages

Visual & Performing Arts

Maine Department of Education


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Purpose:

  • To create a plan to implement the standards of the Maine Learning Results in the content areas of Career Preparation Education, Modern and Classical Languages, and Visual and Performing Arts as required by 20-A MRSA section 6209.3.

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Critical Issues

  • Implementation of standards 2007-2008

  • Graduation requirement 2010-2011

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Generic Planning Process for each content area: teams

  • Establish a Team: bring together K-12 administrators, teachers, students, and community members

  • Conduct needs assessment – K-12 examination of MLR and the current status within the district, what is needed – human & material resources (e.g. technology, curriculum, staff)

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  • Examine effective teamsinstructional strategies and “best practices” – nationally and statewide

  • Set goals for full implementation K-12

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  • Develop teamsinterim targets for partial implementation

  • Plan for professional development as needed (contingent upon funding)

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  • Curriculum Development teams K-12 based on MLR (contingent upon funding)

  • Local Assessment Development – local development and state sponsored summer institute ’04 (contingent upon funding)

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Career Preparation Education teamsRationale:

  • Career Preparation Education will impact all students and communities

  • Career Preparation Education is included in the Maine Job Council’s strategic plan

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Career Preparation Education potential to enhance and align student aspirations such that they complement Maine’s Economic Development Plan, increase postsecondary attainment, and possibly decrease the out-migration of Maine youth.Current Status

  • Career Prep Design Team continues to meet, examine “best practices”, and formulate recommendations

  • Career Preparation is one of the offerings at the Regional Seminars on assessment development

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Career Preparation potential to enhance and align student aspirations such that they complement Maine’s Economic Development Plan, increase postsecondary attainment, and possibly decrease the out-migration of Maine youth.Recommendation:

  • The District Team should include K-12 classroom teachers as well as teachers from the following content areas; Business Education, Guidance, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Technology Education.

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Recommendations for implementation of Career Preparation Education will be made by the Career Prep Design Team in early May 2003

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Modern & Classical Languages Education will be made by the Career Prep Design Team in early May 2003Rationale

  • Learning to speak another’s language means taking one’s place in the human community. It means reaching out to others across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Language is far more than a system to be explained. It is our most important link to the world around us. Language is culture in motion. It is people interacting with people.

    Sandra Savignon (1983)

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Research tells us that children who have studied another language …

  • Are significantly better at tasks requiring divergent thinking, problem solving, and figural creativity (Landry);

  • Score higher on standardized tests in language arts, reading, and math than students not enrolled in foreign language programs (Rafferty);

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Modern & Classical Languages and2001-2002 Status

  • 38% of Maine’s total K-12 student population is enrolled in one or more language programs (2% increase over the previous school year).

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  • 54.5 % of Maine’s total and9-12 student population is enrolled in one or more language programs (1% increase over the previous school year).

  • 100% of all secondary schools offer at least one two-year sequence in a modern or classical language.

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  • 30% of Maine’s total andK-8 student population is enrolled in one or more language programs (2.5% increase over the previous school year).

  • 33% of all elementary schools (190 public & 39 private) offer exploratory and/or sequential instruction in one or more languages.

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  • Programs in grades andK-6 increased 13% over the previous school year.

  • Programs in grades 7-8 increased 9% over the previous school year.

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K-12 student enrollment in specific language programs and

  • 37% (31,013) French

  • 33% (27,384) Spanish

  • 21% (17,338) Exploratory/ Introduction

  • 6% (4,869) Latin

  • 2% (1,768) German

  • 1% (1,037) Other

  • Total (83,409) 4% increase

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Contact Information and

  • Lora Downing

    [email protected]

    phone: 207 624-6740

  • Don Reutershan

    [email protected]

    phone: 207 624-6826

Maine Department of Education


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