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Maine Comprehensive Assessment System (MeCAS)
The MeCAS provides information about the academic progress of students, schools, and the state as a whole. This system includes:
- State assessments, known as the Maine Educational Assessments (MEA), measure the progress of Maine's students toward the content standards adopted for Maine students: and
- National and international assessments help us interpret the success of Maine's students in comparison to students in other states and nations
State and federal laws require that all students participate in assessments in designated content areas at designated grades. In conjunction with local and teacher-developed assessments, these assessments can help educators, parents, and educational leaders to understand how well Maine's schools are educating, how well Maine's students are learning, and where additional support may be needed.