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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2011

Number Enrolled 6,433
Attendance Hours 514,115
Completed Level 2,487
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 842
Number Separated Before Completion 1,275
Remaining within Level 2,671
Percentage Completing Level 39%

Source: Office of Vocational and Adult Education. (2012, March) National Reporting System: Statistical Section, Maine. Retrieved from OVAE Website:

career pathway system

Did You Know ...?

…Maine has revised its Adult Education statute to define adult education as a career pathways system. Local Maine programs use the career pathways model to help learners progress through a continuum of services, meeting each learner where they are and helping them reach their college and career goals.

State NRS Structure

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 Data Systems
  • MaineSTARS – Secure Transparent AdultEd Reporting System
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 Followup Methods
  • GED: Program Data
  • Employment: Data Match
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
  • Desk Audits comparing submitted data to other reports submitted by the local programs.
  • MaineSTARS includes the capability to produce reports comparing various performance measures for various subgroups; programs are provided with an annual Program Report Card that tracks that programs performance over a three year period.
  • State Staff audits data on an ongoing basis to make sure data is clean. Cross checks against other data reports that local programs are required to submit to the State.
  • Site visits to ensure program compliance with state and federal guidelines.

State Tools and Resources

Maine Adult Education

Programs and People

Gail Senese, State Director of Adult Education
State Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Phone: (207) 624-6755
Fax: (207) 624-6655
TTY: (207) 624-6800

The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is administered by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.