In 2010, at the request of the Maine state legislature, the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) at the University of Southern Maine (USM) began a multi-year study of two sets of schools in Maine. One set of schools was unique because they were found to be examples of More Efficient Maine schools. The second set were unique because they were examples of Improving schools, schools on their way to becoming more efficient. Following a summary of the findings from the study of some of Maine’s More Efficient schools, this report provides a summary of the findings from the study of a sample of Maine schools classified as Improving. This report will describe the methodology used in identifying examples of Maine’s Improving schools, the case study strategies used in examining these schools, and the findings of their distinguishing features.
Stump, Erika; Silvernail, David; Fallona, Catherine; and Moran Gunn, Lori, "Maine's Improving Schools An Examination of Distinguishing Features of a Sample of Maine's Improving Public Schools" (2013). School Improvement. 1.