Upcoming DOE sponsored 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, November 15th in Presque Isle at the Hampton Inn Wednesday, November 16th in Bangor at the Black Bear Inn Thursday, November 17th in Auburn … Continue reading Upcoming DOE sponsored assessment workshops

MEDIA RELEASE: Maine students improve on state assessments

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to release the 2016-17 Maine Education Assessment (MEA) results in the content areas of mathematics, English language arts (ELA)/literacy, and science.  In all content areas, performance has improved or remained stable. “I am encouraged with how well our students are performing. In 2016-17, students were assessed for the third time … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE: Maine students improve on state assessments

Maine DOE to release 2016-17 Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) results on 9/25

The Maine Department of Education will release the 2016-17 MEA results on Monday, September 25, 2017, within the Maine Assessment and Accountability Reporting System (MAARS) Public Portal Users will be able to see both 2015-16 data and 2016-17 data in the content areas of:  (1) mathematics; (2) English language arts (ELA)/literacy; and (3) science.  In … Continue reading Maine DOE to release 2016-17 Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) results on 9/25

Update about participation in the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)

Using the October 1, 2017 enrollment counts, the Maine Department of Education will calculate the percentage of students in each district that have been identified as students eligible to take Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA), Maine’s MEA Alternate Mathematics and English language arts/literacy assessment. Districts are encouraged to use the participating guidelines http://www.maine.gov/doe/alternate/resources.html to ensure all … Continue reading Update about participation in the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA)

2017-2018 MeCAS Testing Dates Posted

The 2017-2018 Maine Comprehensive Assessment System (MeCAS) testing dates have been posted. This includes Maine Educational Assessments (MEA) and National/International Assessments: Science grades 5, 8, high school (general and alternate) WIDA English Language Proficiency (general and alternate) Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy grades 3-8 and high school (eMPowerME, SAT, and alternate) Trends in International … Continue reading 2017-2018 MeCAS Testing Dates Posted

MEA Alternate Science – PAAP submissions due April 30th

The Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio (PAAP) Science testing window is coming to a close. The PAAP assesses students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in grades 5, 8, and third year high school as an alternate to the MEA Science assessment. All electronic PAAP submissions are due April 30th.  Measured Progress has provided return material … Continue reading MEA Alternate Science – PAAP submissions due April 30th

Webinar about Maine: 2017 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Score Changes

Maine: 2017 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Score Changes Webinar Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm Event address for attendees During the webinar WIDA will discuss the anticipated ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 score changes. In 2017, you may notice a change to your students’ ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 proficiency level scores: some students' scores may … Continue reading Webinar about Maine: 2017 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Score Changes