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Maine's Superintendents' Perceptions Of Proficiency-Based Education And Proficiency-Based Diploma Systems, Amy F. Johnson Phd Jan 2019

Maine's Superintendents' Perceptions Of Proficiency-Based Education And Proficiency-Based Diploma Systems, Amy F. Johnson Phd

State of Education

Maine superintendents were invited to participate in an online survey to provide their perceptions about various policies and practices related to Maine’s proficiency-based diploma legislation.


A Review Of Standardized Testing Practices And Perceptions In Maine, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D., Ian M. Mette Phd, Amy Johnson Ph.D, Garry Wickerd Ph.D, Sharon Labrie M.S. Apr 2018

A Review Of Standardized Testing Practices And Perceptions In Maine, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D., Ian M. Mette Phd, Amy Johnson Ph.D, Garry Wickerd Ph.D, Sharon Labrie M.S.

State of Education

This report summarizes the resulting effort, which included a literature scan, document analysis, and surveys of two groups of school practitioners (testing administrators and teachers) to analyze the amount of time Maine students spend on testing, the types of tests administered, and whether the results are perceived as useful for practitioners.


Teacher Turnover In Maine: Analysis Of Staffing Patterns From 2005-06 To 2016-17, Lisa Morris Phd, Amy Johnson Ph.D Apr 2018

Teacher Turnover In Maine: Analysis Of Staffing Patterns From 2005-06 To 2016-17, Lisa Morris Phd, Amy Johnson Ph.D

State of Education

There is a concern that schools facing persistent teacher shortages may struggle to provide a comprehensive educational program, resulting in inequitable learning opportunities for their students.


Study Of A Regional Approach For Delivering Special Education Programs And Services In Maine, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D., Mary Ellen Seymour M.Ed. Mar 2018

Study Of A Regional Approach For Delivering Special Education Programs And Services In Maine, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D., Mary Ellen Seymour M.Ed.

State of Education

A study of school districts’ use of a regional approach for delivering special education programs and services in Maine.


Mobility In Maine Schools: Impact On Student Performance And Proficiency, Craig A. Mason Phd, Shihfen Tu Phd Mar 2018

Mobility In Maine Schools: Impact On Student Performance And Proficiency, Craig A. Mason Phd, Shihfen Tu Phd

State of Education

The report examined non-promotional mobility in several ways over different time periods and outcomes in order to determine whether common themes emerged in how mobility impacted students.


Allocation Of Federal Title Ia Funds Under Essa: Issues And Recommendations, Amy F. Johnson Phd, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D. May 2017

Allocation Of Federal Title Ia Funds Under Essa: Issues And Recommendations, Amy F. Johnson Phd, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D.

State of Education

This report highlights some issues the Department may wish to consider in those future analyses and discussions. Concluding with suggestions for options to test out when more years of current assessment data are available, in addition to other suggestions from the ESSA Advisory Group that are already planned for future consideration.


Graduation Policies In A Public High School (A Case Study), Erika K. Stump, Erin Connor, Catherine Fallona, Bernadette Doykos Apr 2017

Graduation Policies In A Public High School (A Case Study), Erika K. Stump, Erin Connor, Catherine Fallona, Bernadette Doykos

State of Education

This report shares research conducted in a case study of one higher performing high school to examine the practices, challenges and facilitators of implementing a standards-based curriculum and proficiency-based diploma systems.


Proficiency-Based High School Diploma Systems In Maine: Implications For Special Education And Career And Technical Education Programming And Student Populations, Erika K. Stump, Amy Johnson, Cathy Jacobs Mar 2017

Proficiency-Based High School Diploma Systems In Maine: Implications For Special Education And Career And Technical Education Programming And Student Populations, Erika K. Stump, Amy Johnson, Cathy Jacobs

State of Education

Document review and interviews were conducted with college admissions' personnel to gather data regarding alignment of proficiency-based diploma systems and college eligibility and entry requirements. In addition, leaders and representative personnel from and Maine businesses and the U.S. military were interviewed to identify postsecondary career entry requirements and attributes of high quality workers. Another area of inquiry in this phase of the study included analysis of data from interviews with leaders and educators in Special Education to examine the perceived challenges, benefits and impacts of this diploma policy on students with identified disabilities and special education programming provided by ...


Challenges Faced By Maine School Districts In Providing High Quality Public Education, David L. Silvernail Phd, Sarah R. Linet Jan 2014

Challenges Faced By Maine School Districts In Providing High Quality Public Education, David L. Silvernail Phd, Sarah R. Linet

State of Education

The goal of this study was to: (1) identify challenges faced by Maine school districts in providing high quality public education; (2) describe the magnitude of the challenges; and (3) identify areas where school districts were experiencing some success in meeting these challenges. The School Districts Challenge Survey was distributed online to all Maine’s public school district superintendents. Survey responses were collected from 68 superintendents representing leadership of both rural and non-rural school districts and districts of varying size.