The Maine Department of Education has posted a survey to get feedback on how school districts should be rated and supported under the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act – information that will be used to help create state and local plans to help struggling schools.
The new law is supposed to give states and school districts new flexibility to tailor strategies and interventions to meet the needs of students and schools. The Maine DOE sees this as an opportunity for Maine’s rural and isolated populations, in particular, to experience growth on many levels.
The survey deals with what measures should be used to identify schools that need help and how it will be determined who gets funding and technical support.
It is geared toward people involved in the school system, including school board members, administrators, teachers and other district-based staff.