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ERIC Number: ED459240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
State Summary of Maine. Ed Watch Online.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This report provides data on the academic achievement gap that separates low-income and minority students from other students, examining how well different groups of students perform in Maine and noting inequities in teacher quality, course offerings, and funding. Included are tables and data that provide: a frontier gap analysis (a comparison of Maine to the leaders in achievement and gap closing); student profile (the demographic distribution of youth in Maine); state performance (academic achievement and educational attainment); opportunity (well prepared teachers, challenging curricula, special student placements, effective instruction, and annual per pupil investments); minority achievement gains, state by state; and analysis of minority-white achievement gaps by subject area and grade level. Fourth and eighth graders from low-income families in Maine out-perform low-income 4th and 8th graders in every other state in reading, making Maine the current frontier state in reading for low-income 4th and 8th graders. However, Maine's low-income 8th graders score 2 years behind non-poor 8th graders in the state in writing, and more than 1 year behind in math, science, and reading. Hispanic 8th graders in Maine score more than 2 years behind white 8th graders in the state in science. (Contains 24 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress