Trivia Quiz

Test your knowledge of KIDS LEGAL and education in Maine!
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Which TV show helped to launch Pine Tree’s KIDS LEGAL project in 2004?

“The Guardian,” was an early 2000s TV show set at a Pittsburgh children’s legal-aid organization. The show was inspired by the work of Scott Hollander, the executive director of Pittsburgh children’s-advocacy organization KidsVoice. “The Guardian” helped spread the word about legal aid for children across the nation. Scott Hollander was the speaker at a 2003 event Pine Tree Legal hosted to raise awareness about our work in Maine, leading up to the launch of KIDS LEGAL in 2004.

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Is there a link between income and reading proficiency in Maine?
In 2019, only 39 percent of Maine students with low incomes scored at or above 4th grade reading proficiency, compared to 63 percent of students who live in higher income households.
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About how many Maine students are proficient in reading by March of 4th grade?
Based on the results of the Maine Education Assessment (MEA) conducted in March 2018, just over half of Maine students are proficient in reading by March of 4th grade and only two out of five 8th grade students are proficient in grade level math.
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Maine Native American history is required curriculum in Maine Schools. True or False?
A law passed by the Maine Legislature in 2001 – L.D. 291 – requires Maine public schools to teach Native American history and culture, but many schools still have not implemented it properly.
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How many Maine students experience chronic absenteeism (absent 18 or more days)?

1 in 6 Maine students overall experience chronic absenteeism. For Maine students who are economically disadvantaged or in special education experience, approximately 1 in 4 experience chronic absenteeism. One of the keys to preventing chronic absences is improving the schools’ climate and culture.

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Educational disengagement is a significant cause for concern in Maine, and disproportionally impacts youth of color and youth with disabilities. True or False?
According to preliminary data from the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, black students, Latinx students, and students with disabilities had more lost days of instruction overall than white students in Maine’s largest school districts (Portland, Lewiston, Bangor and RSU 06).
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Want to dive in deeper? Check out these resources, which we used to create this quiz:

  • The 2019 Maine Kids Count Report – Maine’s only comprehensive report of the physical, social, economic and educational well-being of Maine children: https://www.mekids.org/site/assets/files/1241/kidscount_2019.pdf
  • Maine Juvenile Justice System Assessment Final Report - Prepared by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel University, and the Center for the Study of Social Policy:https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/de726780/files/uploaded/Maine%20Juvenile%20Justice%20System%20Assessment%20FINAL%20REPORT%202-25-20.pdf
  • Maine Native Studies Resources: https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/content/socialstudies/resources/mainenativestudies/resources
  • Maine Public article on Native American History in Maine schools: https://www.mainepublic.org/post/2001-law-says-maine-schools-must-teach-native-american-history-many-still-don-t

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Want to dive in deeper? Check out these resources, which we used to create this quiz!

  • The 2019 Maine Kids Count Report – Maine’s only comprehensive report of the physical, social, economic and educational well-being of Maine children: https://www.mekids.org/site/assets/files/1241/kidscount_2019.pdf
  • Maine Juvenile Justice System Assessment Final Report - Prepared by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel University, and the Center for the Study of Social Policy:https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/de726780/files/uploaded/Maine%20Juvenile%20Justice%20System%20Assessment%20FINAL%20REPORT%202-25-20.pdf
  • Maine Native Studies Resources: https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/content/socialstudies/resources/mainenativestudies/resources
  • Maine Public article on Native American History in Maine schools: https://www.mainepublic.org/post/2001-law-says-maine-schools-must-teach-native-american-history-many-still-don-t

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Want to dive in deeper? Check out these resources, which we used to create this quiz:

  • The 2019 Maine Kids Count Report – Maine’s only comprehensive report of the physical, social, economic and educational well-being of Maine children: https://www.mekids.org/site/assets/files/1241/kidscount_2019.pdf
  • Maine Juvenile Justice System Assessment Final Report - Prepared by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel University, and the Center for the Study of Social Policy:https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/de726780/files/uploaded/Maine%20Juvenile%20Justice%20System%20Assessment%20FINAL%20REPORT%202-25-20.pdf
  • Maine Native Studies Resources: https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/content/socialstudies/resources/mainenativestudies/resources
  • Maine Public article on Native American History in Maine schools: https://www.mainepublic.org/post/2001-law-says-maine-schools-must-teach-native-american-history-many-still-don-t