Free Training Available for Administration of State Assessment

In preparation for the 2020 Maine Educational Assessments (MEA) for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy for grades 3-8 (eMPowerME) and 3rd year of high school assessment administration (SAT), the Department, in collaboration with Cognia, eMetric and College Board, will be holding half-day regional training sessions on the following dates:
· February 12th, 2020 in Orono, Black Bear Inn
· February 13th, 2020 in Portland, University of Southern Maine-Portland Campus
  • February 12th, 2020 in Orono
Morning sessions will include eMPowerME administration content, and afternoon sessions will include SAT administration content.
The intended audience for the sessions is District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), Technology Coordinators (ITCs), School Test Coordinators (STCs), and/or SAT Test Site and Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinators.
 1. Morning sessions (9:00 am -12:00 noon) will focus on Grades 3-8 Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (eMPowerME) online assessment.
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 registrants per district. Should additional space become available, districts will be notified and contacted in the order in which requests were received. Content includes: New Features for 2020 administration; Portal Overview; User Management; Kiosk Overview; and Live Demonstrations.
2. Afternoon sessions (1:00 pm -3:30 pm) will focus on 3rd year of High School Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (SAT) paper assessment.
The afternoon sessions are intended for Maine District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), high school SAT Test Center Supervisors and/or SAT SSD with a limit of THREE registrants per district. Content includes: Overview of SAT 2020 administration; Key Dates for Schools; Training for Coordinators; Materials Shipment Process.
  • Laptops/computer devices are NOT required as during these training sessions you do not need to be logged into either the eMPowerME or SAT portals.
  • If you are unable to attend one of the in-person trainings, a recording of the 2/13 training at USM Portland will be posted on the eMPowerME Help and Support Site
Additional questions regarding the training workshops can be directed to Nancy Godfrey, Assessment Coordinator at