Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation

MEPRI Work Products

The following is a list of recent MEPRI work products. Click on the link to view document.

  1. Report to the Commission to Study the Adequacy and Equity of Certain Cost Components of the School Funding Formula - Report to Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs - Maine State Legislature. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2015)
  2. The Relationships Between School Poverty and Student Achievement in Maine. David L. Silvernail, James E. Sloan, Chelsea R. Paul, Amy F. Johnson, Erika K. Stump. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  3. Teacher Professional Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems in Maine: 2014 Report. Craig A. Mason, Michael Porter. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  4. Linking Maine Department of Education and Maine Department of Health and Human Services Early Childhood Data. Craig A. Mason, Shihfen Tu, Quansheng Song. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  5. Teaching and Learning 21st Century Skills in Maine. Jason Charland. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  6. The Impacts of Public Charter Schools on Students and Traditional Public Schools: What Does the Empirical Evidence Tell Us? David L. Silvernail, Amy F. Johnson. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  7. Effective Strategies for Engaging Parents in Students' Learning to Support Achievement. Katie M. Thompson, Theresa J. Gillis, Janet Fairman, Craig A. Mason. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  8. Maine Educators Describe Innovative Technology Uses in K-12 Education. Abigail Garthwait, Janet Fairman. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  9. What Can Educators and Policymakes Learn from High-Performing Countries on International Assessments? Sarah V. Mackenzie. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  10. Pathways to Mathematics College Readiness in Maine. David L. Silvernail, Ida A. Batista, James E. Sloan, Erika K. Stump, Amy F. Johnson. Maine Education Policy Research Institute.(2014)
  11. Implementation of a Proficiency-Based Diploma System in Maine: Phase II - District Level Analysis. David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Anita Stewart McCafferty, Kathryn M. Hawes.  Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  12. Challenges Faced by Maine School Districts in Providing High Quality Public Education. David L. Silvernail, Sarah R. Linet. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  13. Implementation of a Proficiency-Based Diploma System: Early Experiences in Maine. Erika K. Stump, David L. Silvernail. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2014)
  14. Maine's Improving Schools: An Examination of Distinguishing Features of a Sample of Maine's Improving Public Schools. David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Catherine Fallona, Lori Moran Gunn. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2013)
  15. Preliminary Implementation of Maine's Proficiency-Based Diploma Program.David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Angela Atkinson Duina, Lori Moran Gunn. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2013)
  16. Teacher Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems: A National Review of Models, Approaches, and Challenges. Brian Doore, Bethany Jorgensen, Stacy Doore, Craig A. Mason. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2013)
  17. Response to Intervention in Maine  Status report of Implementation. Brian Doore, Karen Smith, Craig A. Mason. Maine Education Policy Research Institute.(2013)
  18. Evaluation of the Aspirnaut Program in a Rural Maine School. Janet Fairman, Bethany Jorgensen. Maine Education Policy Research Institute.(2013)
  19. The Maine Schools Study: Phase II. Report on improving Maine Schools; Preliminary Analysis of Maine High School. David L. Silvernail & Erika K Stump. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2012)
  20. More Efficient Public Schools in Maine: Learning Communities Building the Foundation of Intellectual Work. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2012)
  21. The History and Development of Maine’s Essential Programs and Services Program. David L. Silvernail. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2011)
  22. Essential Programs and Services Review: The Special Education Funding Model. Walter Harris & Ida Batista. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2011)
  23. Analysis of the Essential Programs and Services Disadvantaged Youth Cost Component. David L. Silvernail & James E. Sloan. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2011)
  24. A Middle School One-to-One Laptop Program: The Maine Experience. David L. Silvernail & MLTI Research and Evaluation Team. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2011)
  25. An Analysis of the Impacts of Including Income in Determining Community Wealth in the Maine K-12 School Funding Formula. David L. Silvernail & James E. Sloan. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine Office. (2010)
  26. The Impact of Maine’s Essential Programs and Services Program on Student Equity: The Early Evidence. David L. Silvernail & James E. Sloan. The Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine Office. (2010)
  27. Following the Money: How Maine School Administrative Units Used Increases in State education Subsidies: FY2005-FY2008. David L. Silvernail, Amy F. Johnson & James E. Sloan. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2010)
  28. Alternative Calculations of Geographic Cost Adjustment Component of the Essential Programs and Services Model. James E. Sloan & David L. Silvernail, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine Office. (2007)
  29. The Identification of Higher and Lower Performing Maine Schools. David L. Silvernail, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine Office. (2007)
  30. National Board Teacher Certification in Maine: An Exploratory Study. Sarah V. Mackenzie and Walter J. Harris, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2007)
  31. Preliminary Report on Development of a Funding Model for Career and Technical Education. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2007)
  32. Preliminary Report on Development of a Funding Model for Gifted and Talented. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2007)
  33. Analysis of the Impact of School Consolidation on Student Transportation Cost: Brief. James E. Sloan, Aaron K. Gritter, and David L. Silvernail, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine. (2007)
  34. The Cost and Characteristics of Maine’s Higher Performing Public Schools – Preliminary Analysis. David L. Silvernail, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine Office. (2006)
  35. The Development and Implementation of Local Assessment Systems in Maine Schools: A Progress Report. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2005)
  36. Teacher Workload and Stressors: Perceived Changes in Teachers’ Responsibilities, Time Allocation, and Levels of Stress in Maine Public Schools. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2004)
  37. The Impact of Maine’s One-to-One Laptop Program on Middle School Teachers and Students. David L. Silvernail and Dawn M.M. Lane, MEPRI, University of Southern Maine Office. (2004)
  38. Laptop Use by Seventh Grade Students with Disabilities: Perceptions of Special Education Teachers. Walter J. Harris & Lori Smith, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine Office. (2004)
  39. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative: Teacher, Student, and School Perspectives Mid-Year Evaluation Report. David L. Silvernail, Walter J. Harris, Dawn Lane, Janet Fairman, Paula Gravelle, Lori Smith, Kathy Sargent, and Walter McIntire, Maine Education Policy research Institute. (March 2003)
  40. Special Education in Maine: Attaining Equity Through Program and Finance Reform. W. J. Harris & P. Jain. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine. (2002)
  41. Essential Programs and Services: Equity and Adequacy in Funding to Improve Learning for All Children. Maine State Board of Education. (1999)
  42. The Condition of K-12 Public Education in Maine: Yearly Report 2011. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. 
  43. Legislative Districts Education Report: Yearly Report 2010. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine.