Maine DOE Update – September 8, 2016

From the Maine Department of Education

Districts asked to designate assessment coordinator

The following Priority Notice was distributed on Wednesday, Sept. 7 to superintendents requesting they identify a district assessment coordinator to coordinator and ensure a successful administration of the 2016-17 State assessments.

Dear Superintendents,

As we begin another school year, your district will again identify individuals in key roles in the NEO Staff System. On behalf of the assessment team, I am asking you to consider carefully your choice of the individual designated as the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC). While the DAC may not be directly responsible for all the details associated with the various assessments, the Maine DOE will count on this individual to be familiar with all State assessments in order to help address any issues that may occur.

The State assessments include:

  • eMPowerME (general assessment of mathematics and ELA/literacy in grades 3-8)
  • SAT (general assessment of mathematics and ELA/literacy at third year high school)
  • MSAA (alternate assessment of mathematics and ELA/literacy at grades 3-8 and third year high school)
  • MEA Science (general assessment of science at grades 5, 8, and third year high school)
  • PAAP (alternate assessment of science at grades 5, 8 and third year high school)
  • ACCESS for ELLs (general and alternate assessment of English language proficiency K-12)

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