More Efficient High Schools in Maine: Emerging Student-Centered Learning Communities

David L. Silvernail and Erika K. Stump

More Efficient High Schools in Maine: Emerging Student-Centered Learning Communities explores whether schools can be high performing, efficient, and student-centered at the same time.

Seven of Maine’s high schools were selected for the study, of which five were classified as “more efficient” by exhibiting higher student academic performance and a higher return on spending. Findings show that more efficient high schools demonstrate key characteristics of student-centered learning, and the report offers detailed examples of proven student-centered approaches.

Student-centered education systems provide all students equal access to the skills and knowledge needed for college and career readiness in the 21st century.