ESSA Data Dashboard
Maine's ESSA Data Dashboard provides information on schools and districts including data on enrollment, attendance, student and staff demographics, behavior, per pupil spending, academic performance and graduation rates.

Assessment Information for Parents
The ­­­­­­­­Auburn School Department utilizes all assessment data to help inform our practices at the district, school, classroom and individual levels for our students. Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in our assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child out of state testing. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child's principal to make this request in writing.

Title I
Contact Information
Sue Dorris, Ed.D.
ESEA & Title I Coordinator
Auburn School Department
Auburn, Maine 04210
(207) 782-4142
(207) 784-6431

What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program that provides supplemental academic support and extended learning opportunities to low achieving children in high poverty schools. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and achieve proficiency on Maine’s challenging academic standards.

Auburn’s Title I Schools
The Auburn School Department offers federally funded Title I programs in five elementary schools:
East Auburn Community School
Park Avenue Elementary School
Sherwood Heights Elementary School
Walton Elementary School
Washburn Elementary School

All five schools have achieved Schoolwide Program status through a rigorous application process that includes the creation of a planning team, an in-depth needs assessment, and the development of a schoolwide improvement plan. Schoolwide programs promote high academic achievement through the following components:
  • A clear focus on learning;
  • High expectations for students/staff;
  • Environment focused on learning;
  • Strong leadership;
  • Curriculum, instruction, assessment aligned with standards;
  • High-quality professional development;
  • A collaborative spirit and collaborative structures;
  • Meaningful parental involvement; and
  • A commitment to continuous review and improvement.
Early Intervention and Prevention
The Auburn School Department emphasizes early intervention and prevention through Pre-K programming and K-6 supplemental instruction in literacy and math. All elementary schools have trained K-6 interventionists on staff. Title I funds also support Kindergarten Jump Start summer programs designed to boost literacy skills and help students be successful in kindergarten.

School Report Cards
The federal Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all states, school districts, and schools to provide annual report cards to parents and communities that include Maine Comprehensive Assessment System data, attendance and graduation rates, status of ESEA accountability, and information on highly qualified teachers. Auburn’s report cards prior to 2017-2018 can be accessed here. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, data on schools can be accessed via the ESSA Data Dashboard

Family Engagement
The Auburn School Department recognizes that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by the school, the student, and the family. Research shows that the involvement of parents in their child’s education increases student achievement. Schools and parents must work as partners if the school system is to meet its goal of educating students effectively.

Auburn School Department Accepting ESEA Application Comments
The Auburn School Department accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, the Auburn School Department is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to submission of the application. Below is a summary of proposed 2020-2021 grant expenditures and the link to a feedback form.

The ESEA application team, along with school principals, literacy specialists, and school improvement teams have developed a proposal for the use of Title I, II, III and IV funding for the 2020-2021 school year as outlined in the ESEA grant application. The allocations and proposed use of funds are as follows:

Title I (Allocation = $997,744)
Title I funds provide supplemental academic support and extended learning opportunities to children in Title I schools. In Schoolwide Programs, funds are used to support the overall improvement of the school. Title I funds will be used to provide programming and resources for students at East Auburn, Park Avenue, Sherwood Heights, Walton, and Washburn. Title I funds will pay for support staff including literacy coaches, interventionists, and tutors. In addition, Title I funds will be allocated for instructional materials, books, homeless students, and family engagement activities.

Title II (Allocation = $224,905)
Title II funds are used to provide professional development for teachers and administrators. Local private schools will receive a percentage of the overall Title II allocation for professional development projects ($29,597). Auburn's share of Title II funds ($195,308) will be used to fund a math coaching position and to support professional development projects in literacy & math, instructional coaching, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Title III (Allocation = $28,875)
Title III funds support programs and resources for students who are learning English as a second language. Title III monies will be used to support high-quality instruction, materials/supplies, staff development, and family engagement activities.

Title IV (Allocation = $87,712)
Title IV funds are used to support a well-rounded education, safe and healthy students, and the effective use of technology. Local private schools will receive a percentage of the overall Title IV allocation ($13,292). Auburn's share of Title IV funds ($82,759) will be used for the following projects: attendance/truancy support, conflict resolution and anti-bias training, advanced placement programs, and technology professional development.

The Auburn School Department is accepting public comments on the ESEA application through July 24, 2020. Click here to share your thoughts with regard to the applications goals and priorities.
Thank you for your feedback!

*Link to 2020-2021 Proposed ESEA Projects & Goals

District Parent Advisory Group

  • To promote parent and family engagement

    • Evaluate and revise parent and family engagement policies

    • Identify effective engagement strategies and activities

    • Facilitate communication between schools and families

  • To provide input on educational programming

    • Review local curriculum, instruction and assessment practices

    • Generate advice/comments to share with district committees, administrators, and School Committee

    • Review State academic standards

Link to Parent Advisory Group Meeting Agendas & Resources