Recognizing the collection of attendance data remains relatively new to Maine schools and districts and in response to school and district feedback, the Maine Department of Education is pleased to provide an opportunity for schools to correct errors related to data in the following three (3) areas:
- Chronic Absenteeism
- Student Group Indicators (misidentification, students not identified, etc.)
- Full Academic Year Status
Revised data sets will update elements related to federal reporting for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) including schools’ eligibility to receive support under ESSA and the ESSA Data Dashboards (formerly called Report Cards).
For data related to the 2018 school year, requests to correct data from Superintendents must be submitted to MEDMS.Helpdesk@maine.gov by Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4 p.m. The following information must be included with the correction request:
- A description of why the data is thought to be in error and why the correction is warranted
- Contact name and email of the person responsible for resubmitting the data (if applicable)
Below is the proposed timeline for review and amendment of data:
February 11 -22, 2019:
Maine DOE will send a survey to the identified contact to solicit questions to help with the review of the request and validate data to be corrected.
March 1, 2019:
Survey and revised data set is due back to Maine DOE by 4 pm.
Please note: If the data is incorrect due to district error, the request should include if the district requires additional support from the Maine DOE and district next steps to correct the error for 2018-2019 data. A Data Correction Template is available here.
March 4-15, 2019:
Maine DOE will retrieve data sets and recalculate appropriate data sets.
The Department is working on to refine this process for each school year going forward, and will provide further information on the DOE website.
Also, as a reminder, upon completion of data revisions, districts and schools will be provided the opportunity to review the ESSA Data Dashboards prior their public release.
Further questions should be directed to Charlotte Ellis, Education Data Manager at Charlotte.Ellis@maine.gov.