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Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy

STAR Partner Login


Contact and lead agency

Nancy Dionne, Maine Department of Education

23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Phone: 207-624-6780
Fax: 207-624-6651

Professional development system

A Professional Development Specialist staffed at the Maine Department of Education coordinates professional development for adult education program staff based on needs that emerge through data analysis, performance outcomes, and annual statewide professional development needs assessment.

STAR implementation

In Maine, fifteen adult education programs are implementing STAR, with eight program administrators and eighteen teachers participating. Each teacher is implementing STAR in at least one classroom.

A number of classes are represented including reading and ESOL. The majority of classes are multi-level.

Most teachers have an education background, but not a specialty in reading.

Maine continues to implement STAR. Maine also continues to evaluate the program in the state to determine whether to continue and/or expand participation.

Maine supports the STAR sites with ongoing professional development and technical assistance. Maine has one nationally certified STAR trainer who provides the STAR training to participating programs and to new instructors and programs. Maine offers programs regional booster trainings and follow-up support.