The AOS 96 School District utilizes assessment data to help inform our practices at the district, school, classroom and individual levels for our students. Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in our assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child out of state testing. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child's principal to make this request in writing.
ESEA Report Card
As required by the U.S. Department of Education and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and ESEA report card (ESEA Dashboard) is generated by the Maine Department of Education annually for each school and district, as well as the state. The purpose of the federal law is to ensure transparency of school performance to families and community members.
All ESEA report cards are now housed within the ESEA Dashboard. The ESEA Dashboard is available here: https://www.maine.gov/doe/dashboard
Searches can be done by school and data displayed includes Maine State Assessment results.
As a parent/guardian of a student in AOS 96 you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child.
Federal law through the No Child Left Behind legislation allows you to ask for certain information about your child's classroom teachers and requires the school district to provide this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:
Whether the State of Maine Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects they teach.
Whether the State of Maine Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
The teacher's college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please call the Title One Coordinator, Mitchell Look, at 255-6585.