ESSA & Assurances

Well, it’s that time of year again, when Maine Department of Education (MDOE) releases Elementary, Secondary Education Act (ESEA) report card as required by the U.S. Department of Education and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Now that’s a whole lot of acronyms for one sentence.

What does this mean?

Basically that the state has to compile a comprehensive report on each district and each school within a district for all entities across Maine.  You may remember the debacle from years ago when they gave As-Fs and many Maine schools flunked.

Under the guidance of Chelsea Fortin-Trembley, MDOE has rewritten the report card and now it simply shows you each district and school within that district and how they score on a variety of categories. There are no more Fs or As for that matter.

To see for yourself go to https://www.maine.gov/doe/dashboard.  Place your cursor on District or on School and look up whichever you choose.  Once the information pops up, place your cursor on that name (it doesn’t look like a hyperlink, but it actually is).  The tabs across the top give you the categories.  You are able to visit any district or school in the state.

Happy Data Analysis!

If you have any questions, I’d be happy to help!


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