Prior to implementation of EPS, Maine’s funding formula had little in terms of prescribed levels of adjustment to insure vertical equity. But beginning in 2005-06, three vertical equity adjustments were put into place (special needs, LEP, and Disadvantaged Youth), and provisions were included in the law for three year reviews of these adjustments. The Disadvantaged Youth adjustment was first reviewed in Fall 2008. This report describes the results from the second regularly scheduled review in 2010-2011.
Maine statewide standardized tests
Silvernail, David L. and Sloan, James E., "Analysis of the Essential Programs and Services Disadvantaged Youth Cost Component" (2011). School Funding - Essential Programs and Services (EPS). 10.