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No Child Left Behind (NCLB)


The following message was sent, by email, to all Superintendents and NCLB Coordinators on February 21, 2012.


This communication serves as notice that the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) intends to submit an application to the U. S. Department of Education to request a waiver of section 1111(b)(2)(H) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended.  This will permit Maine to use the same annual measurable objectives (AMOs) used for adequate yearly progress (AYP ) determinations in the 2010–2011 school year , based on assessments given in 2010-2011, to make AYP determinations for the 2011-2012 school year, based on assessments given in the 2011-2012 school year.  The Maine Department of Education believes use the same AMOs for AYP determinations based on assessments administered in the 2011-2012 school year as it used for the 2010-2011 school year will help increase the quality of instruction for students and improve the academic achievement of students by removing the pressure of meeting escalating AMOs so that MDOE and other stakeholders within the State can devote necessary time and resources to planning for the implementation of ESEA flexibility, which MDOE needs additional time to do.  Comments related to this request for waivers should be sent to Rachelle Tome, ESEA Federal Programs Director at  Comments will be accepted through Friday, March 5, 2012.


Department of Education - NCLB
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333
Phone #:  207-624-6705
FAX #:  207-624-6706