From the Maine DOE
Last week, we released the statewide results from the 2012-13 Maine High School Assessment (MHSA).
The good news? Proficiency in math and reading is on the rise again in our high schools, suggesting students are better prepared for success in college and their careers.
Most notable was the nearly 2 percent increase in the number of tested students who achieved proficiency or above in critical reading, up from 47.2 percent in 2011-12 to 48.9 percent in 2012-13, with 8.6 percent of those students exceeding proficiency standards. The percentage of students who tested proficient or above in math also showed a positive uptick, from 47.2 percent in 2011-12 to 48.1 percent in 2012-13, with a record high 4.7 percent of those students exceeding proficiency expectations.
Notices and Reporting
- Notice of proposed new educator evaluation rule
- Survey on educator evaluation implementation
- Clarification of act to promote financial literacy
- Daily education rates set for special purpose private schools
- Clarity on charter school special education student funding
- Gifted and Talented forms, due Dec. 6:
- Maine DOE Chief Academic Officer Rachelle Tome talks to a Bangor TV crew last week in the Department’s school improvement data room about Maine’s positive assessment results. | More
News & Views
Mary Paine, a former English teacher, has been named the new educator effectiveness coordinator for the Maine DOE. | More
AUGUSTA – Mainers who serve children with autism and their families will soon have a statewide system of supports. The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research, a partnership of the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development, will open on Jan. 1 at the UMaine campus. | More
The Maine DOE has partnered with Project Tomorrow to preregister all Maine schools for Speak Up 2013, a national research project that collects views and opinions of K-12 students, parents and educators on critical 21st century education and technology issues. | More
The National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the Nation’s Report Card, also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is seeking nominations for five four-year positions on the Governing Board. | More
Latest DOE Career/Project Opportunities
- Regional Education Representative and Science Specialist
- Regional Education Representative and Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
- Regional Education Representative and World Languages Specialist