Maine DOE Update – November 21, 2018

From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

Dropout Reporting Opens November 26, 2018

This is a reminder that Dropout reporting begins the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend. The report will be open from November 26, 2018 to December 14, 2018. This report is located in the “Graduation Data” module in NEO, along with the Graduation reports from the 2017/18 school year. The module is located here: | More

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News & Updates

What Is Progress in English Language Proficiency? #success4ME

Maine defines English language proficiency (ELP) as sufficient skill in English necessary to meaningfully access the curriculum. As part of Maine’s Model of School Support, part of Maine’s rollout of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), this indicator of school success focuses on English learners and measures the progress they make toward English language proficiency each school year. ESSA requires that each state include an indicator that gauges, “progress in achieving English language proficiency as defined by the State and measured by the assessments within a State-determined timeline for all English learners.” | More

Question and Answer About New IEP Form

As per the newsroom notice dated September 26, 2018, the implementation of the new IEP form that incorporates Behavioral Health Day Treatment was delayed until January 1, 2019 to allow time to provide answers to questions received from the field.| More

Information and Resources About Maine’s New Tobacco Retail Sales Law

The Maine CDC Tobacco Prevention Program has released information and resources about on Tobacco 21 (T21), Maine’s new tobacco retail sales law. | More

National Assessment Governing Board Makes Small Changes to NAEP Achievement Level Descriptors

In an effort to reduce the confusion regarding the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) achievement levels and the misuse of NAEP data, the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) slightly modified the names of the performance levels. In the November 18, 2019 posting on the “Curriculum Matters” blog on Education Week’s, there is an update on the small changes made to the achievement levels for the NAEP. | More

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