Maine Public, the Maine Department of Education, and Educate Maine have joined forces to create original, educational programming for grade school students in Grades 3 to 5.
Dedicated teachers from across Maine have developed original video lessons, pulling content from their own lesson plans and sources to provide exceptional learning opportunities for Maine students.
The Learning Space will be broadcast on Maine Public Television at 12:30 p.m. each weekday starting on Monday, April 27. As more episodes are developed, the broadcast schedule will expand to run from Noon to 1:00. Episodes of The Learning Space will be archived for later viewing on numerous platforms online including on mainepublic.org. The Learning Space will air through the spring to mid-June.
This project would not be possible without the help from these valued partners:
- MSMA: Maine School Management Association
- MCLA: Maine Curriculum Leaders Association
- MSTOYA: Maine State Teachers of the Year Association
- NBCTs of Maine: National Board Certified Teachers of Maine
- MEA: Maine Education Association
- MPA: Maine Principals Association
- MADSEC: Maine Administration of Services for Children with Disabilities
The Department of Education offers quarterly windows for districts to review, for accuracy and comprehensiveness, the data that has been entered and reported to us. It is our hope that review of this data on a more regular basis will save district personnel time and work at the end of the year, and that it will provide time for analysis and to make any necessary corrections.
The certification period for Quarter 2 (Q2), which includes attendance, behavior, bullying, and truancy, opens January 1st. Review and certification are required by January 15th. Superintendent certification is required for all quarterly reports.
Attendance data certification can be found here, and guidance on reporting attendance can be found here.
Behavior data certification can be found here, and guidance on reporting behavior can be found here.
Bullying data certification can be found here, and guidance on what constitutes a reported incident of bullying can be found here.
Truancy data certification can be found here, and guidance on reporting truancy can be found here.
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All due dates for reports are listed on the MDOE reporting calendar. All quarterly reports are based on the following months:
- Quarter Two (Q2) – As of Jan 1 (to include Oct through Dec) – due Jan 15
- Quarter Three (Q3) – As of April 1 (to include Jan through March) – due April 15
- Quarter Four (Q4)– As of July 1 (to include Apr through June) – due July 15
- Quarter One (Q1)– As of Oct 1 (to include July, August, Sept) – due Oct 15
To assist those who are responsible for the important task of reporting quarterly attendance data to the Maine Department of Education, the DOE Data Team will be holding a webinar on Monday January 6th, from 11am to 12pm.
This webinar will be an open session for the DOE and the districts to discuss quarterly attendance reporting. We will review frequently asked questions and common data issues found during previous reporting periods. This is also an opportunity for districts to ask any questions, provide comments, and voice concerns regarding the quarterly attendance reporting process.
To register for the webinar, please click the following registration link and fill out the appropriate fields.
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The Maine Department of Education has just learned that the United States Department of Education (USED) has released proposed revisions to the data required as part of the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), and that the comment period for the proposed revisions closes on Monday, November 18. We wanted all school administrative unit (SAU) and school leaders, and any other interested parties, to be aware of this open comment period, and to have the opportunity to review the proposed revisions and provide feedback directly to the USED.
The most clear documentation of changes we could find are located at the following link or by entering:
In particular, the files titled Data Groups, Data Categories and Directional Categories provide references to the proposed changes and new expectations for data submission by SAUs and schools.
Is YOUR data done?
We are thrilled to share that 74% of our SAUs made the October 31 deadline, and have their student data submitted! This helps all of us, as it impacts the accuracy and timeliness of the ED 279.
We appreciate that SAUs have been working diligently to ensure the accuracy of their staff data prior to submitting; we are still waiting to receive about 50% of SAU staffing data currently. Please be sure to check that your staff information is updated in NEO, and call us if we can help!
Also, the truancy, attendance and behavior data for Quarter 1 is due, and the bullying reporting window is now open through November 30th. As we are looking at model policies and identifying what supports and resources we can provide for schools as they work to ensure a safe school climate, this data is helpful for the conversation.
THANK YOU to all of our SAU staff who have worked so hard to ensure the data is submitted.
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or call 207 624-6896.