The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires all states, school districts, and schools to Act as amended and formerly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 was reauthorized reflected in Maine s ESEA Report Cards in 2017-18.
Maine s ESEA Report Cards include Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) data disaggregated into subgroups, additional accountability indicators (e.g., graduation rates), and information about teacher qualifications. This report card also displays statewide academic achievement results in grades four and eight on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessments.
MEA Data 2015-2016: Assessment data for English language arts/literacy and mathematics are are provided for students in grades 5 and 8, and in the 3rd year of high school. Data are disaggregated to show performance for subgroups of students. The MEA data in the 2016-17 ESEA Report Cards is from the tests given in the spring of 2015-16.
ESEA Accountability: Accountability reports summarize how well districts and schools are enabling their students to progress toward state expectations in English language arts/literacy and only the students that have been in their charge for a full academic year. Maine is in the process of developing a new system of accountability to meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds www.maine.gov/doe/essa.
Qualifications of Teachers: Information about the qualifications of teachers is provided for two areas: 1) the professional qualifications of teachers; and 2) the percentage of teachers with emergency or conditional certificates. This information is intended to help you understand the backgrounds and preparation of the teachers who are working with your child.
These ESEA Report Cards detail how Maine districts and schools are meeting the requirements of the federal ESEA legislation. More information about ESEA can be found at http://www.maine.gov/doe/esea/.
Robert G. Hasson, Jr. Commissioner of Education
Download West Bath's ESEA Report Card