Maine DOE to release 2016/17 ESEA Report Cards on 9/25

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all states to provide an annual report card to inform stakeholders about the progress of students and schools on indicators of student achievement, graduation rates, status of ESEA accountability and information on fully certified teachers – information that is related to student success.

This report card also displays statewide academic achievement results in grades four and eight on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessments, as well as the participation rates for students with disabilities and limited English proficiency on the NAEP exam.

The Department of Education continues to support school districts in providing this annual report card to its stakeholders. The 2016-17 ESEA report is for informational purposes only. It had no impact on school accountability status. Title I Accountability status for 2016-17 remained the same as determined based on the 2013-14 school year data. As part of Maine’s submitted ESSA plan approved U.S. Department of Education a new accountability system will be implemented beginning with school year 2018-19.

ESEA report cards will be available in the Maine Assessment and Accountability Reporting System (MAARS) on Monday, September 25, 2017.

In order to expeditiously retrieve pertinent school level ESEA Report Cards for 2016-17, the Maine DOE recommends using the “School” tab to select to download the excel spreadsheet. After locating the applicable school, the ESEA Report Card can be found in the final column. To access the district level ESEA Report Card, select the “District” tab to download the excel spreadsheet. After locating the applicable district, the ESEA Report Card can be found in the final column. Please note, spring 2016 assessment data is used to populate the 2016-17 ESEA Report Card.

Further questions regarding the 2016-2017 NCLB Report Cards should be directed to ESEA Federal Programs and Title I Director Janette Kirk at or call 624-6707 or connect with Director of Assessment and Accountability Charlene Tucker at or call 624-6827.