Maine DOE to release 2016/17 ESEA Report Cards on 9/25

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all states to provide an annual report card to inform stakeholders about the progress of students and schools on indicators of student achievement, graduation rates, status of ESEA accountability and information on fully certified teachers – information that is … Continue reading Maine DOE to release 2016/17 ESEA Report Cards on 9/25

PRIORITY NOTICE: Seeking Public Comment for the Maine Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan

The Maine Department of Education is seeking 30 days of public comment on Maine’s ESSA State Consolidated Plan from March 1 - 30, 2017 The passage of the Every Students Succeeds Act in 2015 shifted the former Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 from a federally driven, highly prescriptive set of programs and regulations … Continue reading PRIORITY NOTICE: Seeking Public Comment for the Maine Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan

Annual notification of eligibility for schoolwide programs

Schools that receive federal Title I funds, have poverty rates of at least 40 percent and have approved Title IA Schoolwide Plans are eligible to use their Title I funds – and funds from other sources – to develop “schoolwide programs.” Schoolwide programs are comprehensive reform strategies aimed at raising the achievement levels of all … Continue reading Annual notification of eligibility for schoolwide programs

Districts asked to designate assessment coordinator

The following Priority Notice was distributed on Wednesday, Sept. 7 to superintendents requesting they identify a district assessment coordinator to coordinator and ensure a successful administration of the 2016-17 State assessments. Dear Superintendents, As we begin another school year, your district will again identify individuals in key roles in the NEO Staff System. On behalf of the … Continue reading Districts asked to designate assessment coordinator

Preliminary assessment participation data available

The following priority notice was sent on July 12 The Maine Department of Education is pleased to share preliminary participation rate data for general assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy for grades 3-8 (eMPower™ME) and third year high school (SAT). This information can be used to address and demonstrate the meeting of assessment participation … Continue reading Preliminary assessment participation data available

Maine DOE prepares School Improvement Grant application, seeks public comment on waiver

The Maine Department of Education will again apply for federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding that the Department would distribute to help the state’s most struggling schools. Maine’s application for SIG funding, which is in progress, will include a “period of availability” waiver request. This waiver would extend the time period in which funds for new … Continue reading Maine DOE prepares School Improvement Grant application, seeks public comment on waiver

Upcoming regional meetings offer continued support for family engagement

Maine DOE's Title I team will be conducting additional regional roundtable meetings to support and assist districts in analyzing and evaluating current (school and classroom) family engagement strategies. During the meetings participants will gain a deeper understanding of research-based, effective family engagement strategies, examine the vision for family engagement within the classroom, school, and/or district, and … Continue reading Upcoming regional meetings offer continued support for family engagement