Contact information has been posted to the Maine DOE website to assist School Test Coordinators (SCs) in resolving any discrepancies in the student lists available in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) during the upcoming administration of the new Maine Educational Assessment for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy developed by Smarter Balanced.
Student enrollment data is being uploaded nightly from Infinite Campus State Edition. In order for the TIDE student lists to be accurate, a daily upload to Infinite Campus State Edition is recommended.
To assist with communications among school districts when students move from one place to another during the test window, the Department has posted contact information for both Maine’s District/School Administrators (DSAs) for the assessment and School Enrollment Contacts.
SCs working to resolve the enrollment of a student who arrives during the March 16-May 29 testing window should reach out to the sending school’s enrollment contact.
Other reasons that the students available in TIDE may not match their school’s enrollment are:
- Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who have been designated by their district to take the alternate assessment developed by the National Center and State Collaborative will not appear in TIDE.
- Only 120 students statewide will be taking a paper-pencil version of the MEA for Mathematics and ELA/Literacy due to their unique needs or circumstances. If a student is taking a paper-pencil test, their name may appear in TIDE but they could not be assigned a test. Paper-pencil testing will happen separately during a testing window from March 30-April 17.
Questions regarding Infinite Campus State Edition or on how to update your School Enrollment Contact can be directed to the MEDMS Helpdesk 624-6896 or MEDMS.Helpdesk@maine.gov.
For general assessment information or technical assistance, please visit www.maine.gov/doe/assessment or contact the Department’s Acting Assessment Coordinator Nancy Godfrey at Nancy.Godfrey@maine.gov or 624-6775.