This study was designed to determine how many Maine 9th graders graduate in four years proficient in reading and mathematics. Unfortunately the evidence reveals that the chances are not great. While more than eight of 10 Maine students graduate from high school in four years, only one in three graduates ready for work or college.
Silvernail, David L.; Walker, Leanne C.; and Batista, Ida A., "Increasing Maine’s High School Graduation Rate: Necessary But Not Sufficient" (2011). Higher Education and College Readiness. 4.