Below you will find links to our ESSA report cards. The elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) requires all states, school districts, and schools to provide annual report cards to parents and communities. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended and formally known as the No Child Left Behnind (NCLB) of 2001 was reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESS) December 2015. Corresponding changes under ESSA will be reflected in Maine's ESSA Report Cards in 2018-2019.
Maine's ESSA Rerport 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 Education Program (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessments.
The MSAD 08 utilizes all assessment data to help inform our practices at the district, school, classroom and individual levels for our students. Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in our assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child out of state testing. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child's principal to make this request in writing.
The ESSA Report Cards detail how Maine districts and schools are meeting the requirementys of the federal ESEA legislation. More information about ESSA can be found at https://www.maine.gov/doe/dashboard.