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Proficiency-Based High School Diploma Systems In Maine: Getting To Graduation (Supporting Students In High Schools Implementing Standards-Based Education And Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements), Erika Stump Phd, Bernadette Doykos Phd, Maria Rios Brache Mar 2018

Proficiency-Based High School Diploma Systems In Maine: Getting To Graduation (Supporting Students In High Schools Implementing Standards-Based Education And Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements), Erika Stump Phd, Bernadette Doykos Phd, Maria Rios Brache

Higher Education and College Readiness

Findings from this case study research indicate that, as part of the school and district work to implement a proficiency-based system, all case study schools were establishing definitions of proficient, aligning curricula and assessments to common content area standards, and building interventions to remediate with students struggling to demonstrate proficiency.


Remedial Course Enrollments And Student Outcomes In Maine’S Public Higher Education Institutions, Amy F. Johnson Phd Jan 2016

Remedial Course Enrollments And Student Outcomes In Maine’S Public Higher Education Institutions, Amy F. Johnson Phd

Higher Education and College Readiness

College readiness remains a large policy challenge for both K-­‐12 schools and higher education institutions. Students who need to pursue remedial coursework before being able to enroll in introductory college requirements face financial and logistical challenges that create barriers to degree progression. In an effort to gain additional information about the scale and context of the problem the University of Maine System and Maine Community College Systems were required to prepare four annual reports with information about the students entering their colleges directly from a Maine high school. These reports provided information on the overall proportion of these students ...


Developing College Readiness Indices For Maine High Schools: An Exploratory Study, David L. Silvernail Phd, James E. Sloan, Chelsea R. Paul, Sarah R. Linet Apr 2014

Developing College Readiness Indices For Maine High Schools: An Exploratory Study, David L. Silvernail Phd, James E. Sloan, Chelsea R. Paul, Sarah R. Linet

Higher Education and College Readiness

This Research Brief describes the results of an exploratory study of the development and potential uses of a set college readiness measures for Maine high schools. The study was designed to: (1) explore the viability of creating a series of school‐level college readiness indices; (2) examine the relationships between the indices and other school level input factors; and (3) explore how the indices may be used at the state and local levels in assessing college readiness of high schools’ graduates.


Pathways To Mathematics College Readiness In Maine, David L. Silvernail Phd, Ida A. Batista, James E. Sloan, Erika K. Stump Phd, Amy F. Johnson Phd Jan 2014

Pathways To Mathematics College Readiness In Maine, David L. Silvernail Phd, Ida A. Batista, James E. Sloan, Erika K. Stump Phd, Amy F. Johnson Phd

Higher Education and College Readiness

The goal of this study was to examine the pathways to being college ready in mathematics. Students who enter high school already having demonstrated mathematics proficiency on a standardized test in the 8th grade have already taken a significant step towards being college ready. The best scenario is to enter high school proficient in mathematics and having already completed Algebra I, then to complete at least Algebra II and Calculus before graduating from high school. Students completing this pathway are virtually guaranteed to be college ready in mathematics.


College Participation Rates Of Maine’S Recent High School Graduates: Examining The Claims (Updated Report), David L. Silvernail Phd, James E. Sloan, Amy F. Johnson Phd Sep 2013

College Participation Rates Of Maine’S Recent High School Graduates: Examining The Claims (Updated Report), David L. Silvernail Phd, James E. Sloan, Amy F. Johnson Phd

Higher Education and College Readiness

What follows are the findings from a preliminary analysis of the performance and characteristics of a recent class of Maine high school graduates who have enrolled in college the fall after high school graduation. To examine Claims 1 and 2, we used data provided by the National Student Clearinghouse (NCS) on the cohort of students who graduated high school in Spring 2010 (2010 NCSC). The NCS tracks approximately 90% of high school graduates who enroll in a United States college or university each year. However, the data available from NCS is limited. Thus, to examine Claims 3‐6 we limited ...


Increasing Maine’S High School Graduation Rate: Necessary But Not Sufficient, David L. Silvernail Phd, Leanne C. Walker, Ida A. Batista Oct 2011

Increasing Maine’S High School Graduation Rate: Necessary But Not Sufficient, David L. Silvernail Phd, Leanne C. Walker, Ida A. Batista

Higher Education and College Readiness

This study was designed to determine how many Maine 9th graders graduate in four years proficient in reading and mathematics. Unfortunately the evidence reveals that the chances are not great. While more than eight of 10 Maine students graduate from high school in four years, only one in three graduates ready for work or college.