Programs and People: 

Megan Dichter​
State Director
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Phone: (207) 557-2683
Fax: (207) 624-6655
TTY: (207) 624-6800



Data Systems: 

Advansys by Benchmark Integrated Technology Services; MaineSTARS (Secure Transparent AdultEd Reporting System) is Maine's database

Followup Methods: 

GED: Program Data
Employment: Data Match, Survey
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match, Survey

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.

State Staff audits data on an ongoing basis and crosschecks against data reports that local programs are required to submit to the State. State staff also create templates and guidance on data gathering and interpretation.

Site visits and desk monitoring are conducted to ensure program compliance with state and federal rules and guidelines.

State Tools and Resources: 


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