Schools sought to participate in paper-pencil research study

Approximately 150 schools from across the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium including Maine are being recruited to participate in the Paper-Pencil Research Study. Each participating school will be asked to administer one or two test forms to two classes in grades 3 and 6. A classroom will be assigned a single content area and form. The total testing time for any given student as part of the study is expected to be approximately 90 minutes. Testing can be scheduled at the school to occur anytime during the testing window, currently scheduled to begin May 12.

If you are interested in participating, please submit the following information to Maine DOE’s Assessment Program Assistant Bethany Dodge at by April 24.

• School Name
• District Name, if applicable
• Contact Name
• Contact Phone
• Contact Email
• Grade(s) within School (Indicate 3, 6, or both)
• Community Type (City, Suburb, Town, Rural)