Training schedule for Comprehensive Needs Assessment and SAU Consolidated Plan

The Maine Department of Education continues to provide support regarding the development and completion of a Comprehensive Needs Assessment and SAU Consolidated Plan  as required under the recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Completed SAU Consolidated Plans must be submitted to the Maine Department of Education on or before July 1, 2018. The … Continue reading Training schedule for Comprehensive Needs Assessment and SAU Consolidated Plan

New State expectations for SAT essays set to help improve student writing

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) will start using a “cut score” that includes State expectations for the essay portion of the SAT for the first time. A cut score is the minimum score required for performance at each State expectation level. The essay cut scores are expected to help educators further enhance student writing. … Continue reading New State expectations for SAT essays set to help improve student writing

ESEA/ESSA Title I Comparability Report FY18

Section 1118(c) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires that school administrative units (SAUs) with multiple attendance areas maintain comparability of local/state resources between the Title I schools and the non-Title I schools; or if all the schools at a grade span are Title I schools, comparability of local resources must be maintained among … Continue reading ESEA/ESSA Title I Comparability Report FY18

Federal Funds and Teacher Qualifications

As a direct result of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 (2015) teacher certification language was revised and amended. Current education law, requires educators to achieve full State certification and licensure. The enactment of the ESSA removed the federal Highly Qualified Teacher … Continue reading Federal Funds and Teacher Qualifications

PRIORITY NOTICE: ESSA training available for all Maine schools and districts

As a reminder, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) has announced a partnership with TransACT Communications to support compliance with the new Parent and Family Engagement requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and to help schools meet the civil rights obligations of schools in working with English Learners (EL) and their families. TransACT … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: ESSA training available for all Maine schools and districts