Maine DOE welcomes new assessment and accountability staff

Charlene Tucker and Nancy Godfrey have joined Maine DOE as members of the assessment and accountability team.

Tucker will serve as the coordinator of the team, which oversees the administration of Maine’s state summative assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics, science, English language proficiency, National Assessment of Educational Progress and alternate assessments. She will also oversee the federal grant programs under the Elementary Secondary Elementary Act.

Tucker has a doctorate in research, educational measurement and psychometrics. She has spent time coordinating state assessment programs for Connecticut and facilitating research and discussion groups comprised of state assessment and accountability directors for the Council of Chief State School Officers.  Most recently, she has been conducting research for major assessment organizations including the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity and the K-12 Center at ETS.

Tucker can be contacted at charlene.tucker@maine.gov or 624-6827.

Godfrey will coordinate the Maine Educational Assessment programs for English language arts/literacy, mathematics and science. Godfrey holds a master’s in special education from Boston College and has continued her studies in education.  She recently served as a teaching principal at Fayette Central School and has had experiences working in administrative roles for special education and No Child Left Behind programs.

Godfrey has also worked for the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, acting as liaison to multiple groups and providing grant reports regularly to Congress. She has a keen interest in working with assessments and most recently participated in the field test for Maine’s new alternate assessment.

Godfrey can be contacted at nancy.godfrey@maine.gov or 624-6775.