Maine DOE announces alternate assessment workshops

The Maine DOE is sponsoring a series of four workshops for the MEA Alternate Mathematics and ELA/Literacy (MSAA) and the MEA Alternate Science (PAAP) assessments.

These workshops will be held:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Presque Isle
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Bangor
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 in Lewiston
  • Friday, Nov. 18 in Saco

Session One: 8:30 a.m. – noon (MSAA)

This session is open to all teachers responsible for planning and implementing the MSAA assessment. It will include an overview of the MSAA System, the new stage adaptive design, important documents, training requirements and determining student eligibility. The MSAA assessment is required to be administered to students in grades 3-8 and third year high school for ELA and Mathematics. 

Session Two: 1 – 4 p.m. (PAAP)

This session is open to all teachers new to the PAAP portfolio process and those needing a review with the profile process. This workshop will provide a step by step overview of the handbook, instructions on how to submit a portfolio electronically, and guidance on selecting tasks for students in grades 5, 8, and third year high school participating in the alternate science portfolio assessment.

Register now through Nov. 7 by visiting and select Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) from the drop-down menu. For more information contact Maine DOE’s Alternate Assessment Coordinator Sue Nay at or 624-6774.