Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation

MEPRI Work Products

CEPARE co-directs the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI), an entity jointly funded by the Maine State Legislature and the University of Maine System to conduct studies on Maine education policy and the public education system for the Maine Legislature.

 

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

  1. Recommendations and Resources for Evaluating Community Schools Programs. Janet C. Fairman, Amy F. Johnson. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. (2016)
  2. Successful Strategies and Challenges for Extended Learning Time Programs: Case Studies of Six Maine Schools. Ian Mette, Catharine Biddle, Janet Fairman. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2016)
  3. Proficiency-based High School Diploma Systems in Maine: Local Implementation of State Standards-based Policy. Phase IV Policy Report. Erika Stump, Bernadette Doykos, Catherine Fallona. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2016)
  4. Factors Influencing Parent's Decision to Use Public Pre-K Programs in Maine: Results of a Parent Survey. Janet C. Fairman, Mary Ellin Logue, Sharon LaBrie. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2016) 
  5. Using Evidence-Based Criteria for Block Grant Funding of Collaborative Time for Educator Professional Development. Janet C. Fairman, A. James Artesani. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2016)
  6. Successful Strategies for Extended Learning Opportunities: A Literature Review of Academic Benefits and Beyond.  Catharine Biddle, Ian Mette. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2016)
  7. An Examination of Using Social Impact Bonds to Fund Education in Maine. Erika K. Stump, Amy F. Johnson. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2016)
  8. Remedial Course Enrollments and Student Outcomes in Maine's Public Higher Education Institutions. Amy F. Johnson. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2016)
  9. Proficiency-Based Diploma System in Maine: Implementing District-Level High School Graduation Policies, Phase III Report. Erika K. Stump, David L. Silvernail. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2015)
  10. Public Preschool Programs in Maine: Four Case Studies of Quality Programs. Mary Ellin Logue, Shihfen Tu, Susannah Fisher, Craig A. Mason. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2015)
  11. Summer Learning Loss for Maine Public School Elementary Students. David L. Silvernail, Brian Mazjanis. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2015)
  12. Teacher Professional Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems in Maine: 2015 Report. Craig A. Mason, Shihfen Tu. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2015)
  13. Report of 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)
  14. 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, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2014)
  15. Teacher Professional Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems in Maine: 2014 Report. Craig A. Mason, Michael Porter. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2014)
  16. 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, University of Maine, Orono. (2014)
  17. Teaching and Learning 21st Century Skills in Maine. Jason Charland. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2014)
  18. 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, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2014)
  19. 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, University of Maine, Orono. (2014)
  20. Maine Educators Describe Innovative Technology Uses in K-12 Education. Abigail Garthwait, Janet Fairman. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2014)
  21. What Can Educators and Policymakes Learn from High-Performing Countries on International Assessments? Sarah V. Mackenzie. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2014)
  22. 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, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2014)
  23. 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, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2014)
  24. Challenges Faced by Maine School Districts in Providing High Quality Public Education. David L. Silvernail, Sarah R. Linet. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2014)
  25. Implementation of a Proficiency-Based Diploma System: Early Experiences in Maine. Erika K. Stump, David L. Silvernail. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2014)
  26. 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, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2013)
  27. 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, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2013)
  28. 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, University of Maine, Orono. (2013)
  29. Response to Intervention in Maine  Status Report of Implementation. Brian Doore, Karen Smith, Craig A. Mason. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2013)
  30. Evaluation of the Aspirnaut Program in a Rural Maine School. Janet Fairman, Bethany Jorgensen. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2013)
  31. The Maine Schools Study: Phase II. Report on Improving Maine Schools; Preliminary Analysis of Maine High Schools. David L. Silvernail & Erika K Stump. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2012)
  32. More Efficient Public Schools in Maine: Learning Communities Building the Foundation of Intellectual Work. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2012)
  33. The History and Development of Maine’s Essential Programs and Services Program. David L. Silvernail. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine. (2011)
  34. Essential Programs and Services Review: The Special Education Funding Model. Walter Harris & Ida Batista. Maine Education Policy Research Institute. University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2011)
  35. Analysis of the Essential Programs and Services Disadvantaged Youth Cost Component. David L. Silvernail & James E. Sloan. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2011)
  36. A Middle School One-to-One Laptop Program: The Maine Experience. David L. Silvernail & MLTI Research and Evaluation Team. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2011)
  37. The Condition of K-12 Public Education in Maine: Yearly Report 2011. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2011)
  38. 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, Gorham. (2010)
  39. 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, Gorham. (2010)
  40. 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, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2010)
  41. Updated Expenditure Analysis and Summary of Proposed EPS Model for Career and Technical Education. Debra Allen, Walter Harris. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2010)
  42. More Efficient Maine Schools Project, A Work in Progress. David L. Silvernail, Ida A. Batista, James E. Sloan. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2010)
  43.  Legislative Districts Education Report: Yearly Report 2010. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2010)
  44. Maine Reading First Annual Progress Report (Year 4). Janet Fairman, Debra Allen, Lori Smith. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2008)
  45. Linkage of Early Childhood Health and Education Data. Craig Mason. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2008)
  46. Maine Reading First Annual Progress Report (Year 3). Janet Fairman, Xiongyi Liu. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2008)
  47. 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, Gorham. (2007)
  48. The Identification of Higher and Lower Performing Maine Schools. David L. Silvernail, Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. (2007)
  49. 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)
  50. Maine Reading First Annual Progress Report (Year 2). Janet Fairman. (2007)
  51. Preliminary Report on Development of a Funding Model for Career and Technical Education. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2007)
  52. Preliminary Report on Development of a Funding Model for Gifted and Talented. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2007)
  53. 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, Gorham. (2007)
  54. 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, Gorham. (2006)
  55. A Report on Efforts to Stimulate Regional Programs and Services in Special Education in Maine. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono.(2006)
  56. Maine Reading First Annual Report (Year One). Janet Fairman. University of Maine, Orono. (2006)
  57. The Development and Implementation of Local Assessment Systems in Maine Schools: A Progress Report. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2005)
  58. Maine Reading First Grant, Year One, Mid-Year Progress Report. Janet Fairman. University of Maine, Orono. (2005)
  59. 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)
  60. 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, Gorham. (2004)
  61. 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, Orono. (2004)
  62. 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)
  63. Special Education in Maine: Attaining Equity Through Program and Finance Reform.
    W. J. Harris & P. Jain. Maine Education Policy Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono. (2002)
  64. Essential Programs and Services: Equity and Adequacy in Funding to Improve Learning for All Children. Maine State Board of Education. (1999)