2018 Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy Assessment Administration Training

Statewide workshop training will be provided on the administration of the 2018 Mathematics & ELA/Literacy assessments.

Tuesday 2/6/18 in Portland
Wednesday 2/7/18 in Augusta
Thursday 2/8/18 in Bangor
Friday 2/9/18 in Caribou

Description of Training Sessions: There will be two separate training sessions each day, see details below.

Morning training sessions will focus on the Grades 3-8 Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (eMPowerME) online assessment.

  1. Who should attend: The morning sessions are intended for Maine District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) and one other designated participant (such as Technology Coordinators or School Test Coordinators) with a limit of TWO (2) registrants total per district. There will be subsequent webinar trainings for Test Administrators.
  2. Morning eMPowerME Session: This training will be about the eMPowerME online platform in preparation for the spring 2018 MEA Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy test administration to include: eMPowerME Portal test administration system overview and demonstrations; student test delivery system (eMPowerME Kiosk); technology requirements and specifications; online student tutorial (via Kiosk only this year); Portal & Kiosk updates for 2018; paper-based sample items; accessibility and accommodations.

Afternoon training sessions will focus on the High School Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (SAT) paper assessment.

  1. Who should attend: The afternoon training sessions are intended for Maine District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), high school SAT Test Center Supervisors and/or SAT SSD with a limit of THREE (3) registrants total per district.
  2. Afternoon SAT description: This training session will provide a detailed overview of the SAT administration as educators prepare for the April 10, 2018 administration of SAT School Day in Maine. Enhancements regarding College Board updates for 2017-18 include: students not required to supply a photo ID; discontinued use of SAT admission tickets; and changes to the student questionnaire (SDQ) process. In addition to reviewing key dates and deadlines, this session will provide a general overview of the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) process.

Registrations open Monday January 8, 2018 on the DOE Assessment Website or DOE Professional Development Calendar. Questions can be addressed to:

Nancy Godfrey 624-6775 or nancy.godfrey@maine.gov