AUGUSTA — Maine is compiling report cards for its schools for the second year.
The Maine Department of Education says it developed the system in 2013 to bring more transparency and accountability to schools across the state.
The DOE assigns letter grades based on student proficiency and how students are improving. At the high school level, graduation rate also factors in.
This year, the DOE is adding information to the assessment. It will assign schools grades based on the original formula.
The additional information includes the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-cost lunches and teachers’ education and experience levels.
Funding information, average daily attendance and school and district contact information also are being added.