The Maine Department of Education collects data from school districts for State and Federal reporting requirements, to determine equitable distribution of resources, and to inform program and policy analysis.
Schools and districts report data to the Department throughout the school year through the following data collection systems:
- NEO for school and staff data and information
- Synergy for student data and information
- Maine Educator Information System (MEIS) for educator credentialing (does not work in Firefox web browser)
State level data collection is a very important factor in calculating State subsidy for districts, informing legislative policies, providing transparency to taxpayers, and helping the Department support schools and districts as they make decisions about program and curriculum needs.