Seeking School Highlights for ESEA Report Cards

The Maine Department of Education is requesting the assistance of school principals in the development of the new 2017-2018 ESEA Report Cards. A “School Highlights” section will be included on the Report Cards to provide the opportunity for schools to emphasize elements of which they are especially proud. The highlights will appear as part of a two-page graphical snapshot which may be viewed online or printed as a PDF for distribution.

The Maine Department of Education will be reaching out to principals via email asking them to submit their school highlights in an online survey. The data collection survey tool provides a list of categories with examples of possible responses. Schools may choose to create their own categories in the provided “Other” selection. Up to four categories will be available for submission. School highlights will be due to the Department by June 30, 2018. Please share this information with the principals in your district.

As a reminder, superintendents who attend the 2018 Commissioner’s Conference will get a chance to view the ESRA Report Card dashboard and ask further questions about the process.

For further questions and information contact Maine DOE Assessment and Accountability Data Coordinator Penny Henry at