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Maine Department of Education, 2012
Almost immediately after he was named Commissioner of Education in March 2011, Stephen Bowen traveled to school districts across Maine and spoke to students, teachers, school administrators and community members about what they saw as the challenges confronting Maine's schools and what role they saw for the Maine Department of Education in…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Educational Needs, Educational Change, Public Officials
Maine Department of Education, 2004
The purpose of this technical manual is to document the technical aspects of the 2002-2003 Maine Educational Assessment (MEA). In the fall of 2002, students in grades 4, 8, and 11 participated in the administration of the MEA in writing, reading, and health education. In the spring of 2003, students in grades 4, 8, and 11 were administered tests…
Descriptors: Test Results, State Standards, Standardized Tests, Psychometrics
Maine Department of Education, 2004
"Learning Results" legislation clearly articulates that all students will be included in state assessment at the fourth grade, eighth grade, and eleventh grade levels. The Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) has been revised to measure the standards detailed in Maine's "Learning Results." All students in Maine will participate in the state level…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Alternative Assessment, Testing Accommodations, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Maine Department of Education, 2004
This document is intended for use in conjunction with "Policies and Procedures for Accommodations and Alternate Assessment to the MEA," and both the "MEA Principal/Test Coordinator's Manual" and the "MEA Test Administrator's Manual." The first section, Enrollment, covers the following subjects: (1) Participation of Enrolled Students; (2) Students…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Enrollment, State Standards
Maine Department of Education, 2004
The Maine Adult Education Directors' Handbook offers a basic overview of the Adult and Community Education system in Maine. The information is general and intended to provide a background to the person initially becoming involved in adult education--director, teacher, school board member, advisory council member or superintendent. The Handbook is…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Financial Support, Nontraditional Education
Maine Department of Education, 2004
The purpose of "Considering Consistency" is to provide conceptual and procedural guidance regarding reliability within the context of a local assessment system. Some of this document's contents echo "Measured Measures." For instance, methods for estimating the reliability of individual assessments, particularly as appropriate for…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Test Reliability, Performance Based Assessment, Guidance
Battaglini, Janis – Maine Department of Education, 2004
This report summarizes the trends in transfer students at Maryland public higher education institutions during the past 10 years, 1993-2002. Specifically, the figures include the number of students enrolled at a community college in the fall of each year who transferred to a public four-year institution by the fall of the following year; the…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Reverse Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Higher Education
Maine Department of Education, 2004
This report documents the three-day conference held on June 15-17, 2004, in which approximately 80 stakeholders in Maine's Career and Technical Education system (CTE) gathered at the Portland Arts and Technology High School to begin a process intended to produce a strategic plan for CTE by the fall of 2004. Over the summer, the statewide CTE…
Descriptors: Conferences, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Position Papers
Maine Department of Education, 2004
This manual is intended to provide you with the most current materials and tools available for the development of Maine's Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio (PAAPs) during the 2004-05 school year. The PAAP process, while very similar to that used in 2003-04, has been updated based on input from teachers and other training participants.…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Guidelines, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Maine Department of Education, 2004
This document includes the results of Maine's 2003-2004 study examining actions taken by 18 school districts in response to the challenges of developing a Local Assessment System (LAS) using the principles and criteria set forth in the "LAS Guide" distributed to school districts in June, 2003. The report is organized into three parts:…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, School Districts, Educational Assessment
Maine Department of Education, 2004
Maine's approach to assessing state standards, the Learning Results, has been to use a combination of state and local measures in building a "comprehensive assessment system." The state test, the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA), was revised in 1999 to align more closely with content standards and performance indicators established in…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Academic Standards
Maine Department of Education, 2004
In June 2003 the Maine Department of Education published the "Local Assessment System (LAS) Guide: Principles and Criteria for the Adoption of Local Assessment Systems." This LAS Guide provides school systems with the criteria and rules necessary to comply with Chapter 127 while also providing flexibility for local decisions. The intent…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, State Standards, Academic Standards, Student Participation
Maine Department of Education, 2004
In September 2002, the Maine Department of Education began organizing an Exhibition Assessment Advisory Committee whose purpose it was to consider meaningful ways to include exhibition assessments in comprehensive local assessment systems. School administrators were invited to participate and/or nominate practitioners in their districts to become…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Alternative Assessment
Maine Department of Education, 2004
The Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) is the state's measure of student progress in achieving the challenging academic expectations, known as "Learning Results," adopted by the Maine Legislature in 1997. This report of student performance in writing, reading, mathematics, and science and technology provides a status report of student…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Student Participation, Student Evaluation, Achievement Tests
Maine Department of Education, 2004
The PAAP Rubrics are designed for planning and implementation of the State's alternate assessment to the MEA, the PAAP. The PAAP has been designed to allow participation in the MEA for those students who require accommodations so significant that they would compromise the validity of the assessment (i.e., student would need accommodations that are…
Descriptors: State Standards, Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Scoring Rubrics
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