Common Core in Maine:
Maine Learning Results

Maine’s department of education has erected a façade of local control over Common Core implementation, but the department of education has closely monitored the curricula used to implement the Common Core in Maine’s schools. Maine also has a fully operational preschool through workforce student database.


Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation
Systems

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only


New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

Maine’s state assessments were revised to align to the Common Core but will be replaced by SBAC assessments in the 2014–15 school year.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)


Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Maine has worked diligently in the past five years to create a data system that tracks students from preschool through the workforce. Some public educators have password access to data about specific students.


Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool



Common Core Legislation


In 2010, the Maine legislature approved the full implementation of the Common Core by passing LD 1800.

Status
Passed


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in Maine

Member of the Board of Education Heidi Sampson
Opposes CC

Governor Baldacci
Supports CC
207.287.3531
Email

Justin Alfond
Supports CC
207.828.0277
Email

Senator Kusiak
Supports CC
207.441.2048
Email

Senator Nelson
Supports CC
207.781.3750
Email


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Updated: 5/26/2014