The Maine Department of Education is hosting three forums and providing online feedback opportunities for the public to weigh in on its plan for improving the state’s accountability system.

The Department will submit a formal request for flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to the U.S. Department of Education by Sept. 6. Maine’s proposal ensures all students are college- and career-ready; identifies, recognizes and supports schools in a differentiated system that acknowledges their past performance, holds them accountable for growth and provides customized support and interventions; and promotes effective instruction and leadership.

  • Read the proposal (PDF, 290KB). Take a look the Maine DOE's overview of its request for ESEA flexibility.
  • Offer feedback. Comment on the waiver request by taking our public survey.

How has Maine DOE involved the public and stakeholders?

Not only do we want to hear from you, we are required to. As part of our application, Maine must provide evidence that we have involved stakeholders in a significant way in the development of our proposal.

Here are some of the ways we have been doing that: