Optional high school assessment opportunities in 2014-15

To assist in preparing students for college and career readiness and post-secondary opportunities, the Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce our continued partnership with the College Board to provide high schools the opportunity to offer students the ReadiStep, PSAT, SAT and AccuPLACER as outlined below.

  • ReadiStep® – in grade 9 –The assessment window is Oct. 15-29. In order to participate, schools must order the assessment by Sept. 12. For more information, visit the College Board website.
  • PSAT® – in grade 10 –The PSAT® is no longer required for high school students in grade 10, but the Maine DOE will cover the cost for PSAT® given on Oct. 15.
  • SAT® or ACCUPLACER® – in grade 11– As part of the high school assessment pathway, the Maine DOE will offer the opportunity for grade 11 students to take either the SAT® or the ACCUPLACER®. The SAT will be provided as a school day test option on April 15. The AccuPLACER will continue to have a flexible test window.

More information will be forthcoming in the “Planning for 2014-15 State Assessments” update released early this fall and provided at the College Boards’ Annual Fall Counselor Workshops.

For more information please contact the Department’s Assessment Coordinator, Susan Fossett at susan.fossett@maine.gov or 207-624-6775. You may also contact the Department’s Chief Academic Officer, Rachelle Tome at rachelle.tome@maine.gov or 207-624-6708.