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Maine

  1. Certification Requirements
  2. Course Requirements
  3. K-12 Enrollment
  4. K-12 Indicators
  5. Science Standards
  6. Testing and Assessment
  7. Textbook Adoptions
  8. State Contact Person

1. Certification Requirements

A. Grades 9-12

  1. Total number of 9-12 teachers with main assignment in science: N/A
  2. Total number of science teachers in grades 9-12 with an Earth science assignment: N/A
  3. Percentage of 9-12 science teachers with an Earth science certification: N/A
  4. Specific licensure requirements for secondary teachers: 36 hour major in the subject area taught

B. Grades 6-8

  1. Total number of teachers in grades 7-8 with a main assignment in science: N/A
  2. Total number of grades 7-8 science teachers in all assignments: N/A
  3. Percentage of middle grade science teachers certified in science: N/A
  4. Specific licensure requirements for middle school teachers: 36-hour major in the subject area taught, plus 6 Education, 6 Math, 6 Science, 6 Social studies hours.

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2. Course Requirements

A. Grades 9-12

  1. Number of science credits required for high school graduation: 2.
  2. Required science courses: Students choose. One must be a lab course
  3. Is an Earth science course included in the recommended high school science curriculum? There is no recommended curriculum.
  4. Is Earth science part of another course required for high school graduation? No
  5. If Earth science is taken, does it count towards graduation requirements?  Yes, if it aligns to the standards.
  6. Is an Environmental science course included in the recommended high school science curriculum? No
  7. Is Environmental science part of another course required for high school graduation? No.
  8.  If Environmental science is taken, does it count towards graduation requirements?   Yes, if it aligns to the standards. 

B. Grades 6-8

  1. Is Earth Science part of the middle school science curriculum (grades 6-8)?  Yes.
  2. Is it taught as a full year curriculum or an integrated curriculum?  Local decision. 
  3. At what grade level(s) is Earth science taught? Local decision.

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3.  K-12 Enrollment

A. Percent of Grade 9-12 students enrolled in selected courses

Course

Earth science

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Percent

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

B. Enrollment trends in Grade 9-12 Earth science

Year

Percent

Students

1996-97

57%

9,034

1997-98

58%

9,645

1999-00

Not Available

Not Available

2003-04

Not Available

Not Available

C. Students in grades 7-8 enrolled in selected science courses

 

1999-2000

2003-2004

Course

Students
(Percentage)

Students
(Percentage)

Earth Science

Not Available

[Grades 6-8: AGI Survey, Feb 2004]
(30%)

General Science

Not Available

Not Available

Physical Science

Not Available

[Grades 6-8: AGI Survey, Feb 2004]
(30%)

Life Science

Not Available

[Grades 6-8: AGI Survey, Feb 2004]
(30%)

Integrated or Coordinated Science

Not Available

[Grades 6-8: AGI Survey, Feb 2004]
(10% for grades 6-8)


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4. K-12 Indicators

State
National
Average Freshman Graduation Rate
76.3%
73.2%
College Enrollment Rate
61.1%
68.6%
AP Participation Rate
31.9%
25%

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5. Science Standards

 

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6. Testing and Assessment

A. State Science Tests

Test

Grade Levels Tested:

Earth Science Component on the Test?

 Maine Education

5,8

Yes

Main High School Assessment

11

Yes

B. State High School Exit Exam

  1. Name of Exam: Not Applicable
  2. Type of Test: Not Applicable
  3. Does the exam have a science component? Not Applicable
  4. At what grade do students first take the exam? Not Applicable
  5. Is passing the exam a requirement for a diploma? Not Applicable.
  6. Does the exam have an Earth science component? Not Applicable

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7. Textbook Adoptions

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8. State Contact Person

Anita Bernhardt

Science and Technology Specialist

Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

anita.bernhardt@maine.gov
207-624-6835

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