To ensure a standardized test administration, the Maine Department of Education, in collaboration with the College Board and the testing vendor, Measured Progress, administration materials have been developed to assist in the test administration process.
The following materials will be posted in the coming weeks:
- 2014 Maine Operational Procedures. (RTF, 455KB) This document is intended to serve as a supplemental document to outline the accountability implications for a variety of enrollment, participation and administration issues.
- 2014 Special Consideration Form ([PDF, 25KB], [DOC, 52MB]). This document is intended to be used in the rare instances when a student cannot participate in either instruction or assessment. In these cases, a request for State approval of non-participation must be made. The State-approved reasons for allowing non-participation fall within four broad areas outlined within the document.
- Policies & Procedures for Accommodations. (RTF, 1500KB) This document provides educators with the standard test accommodations that are allowable for all students. In order to make sure that all students are given access to test accommodations that they may need during State testing, it is vital for test administrators to become familiar with allowable accommodations and the appropriate ways to administer them.
- Approved Bilingual Dictionaries. This document provides educators with the approved bilingual dictionaries for use with English learners.
- 2014 MHSA Science Principal & Coordinator Manual. (PDF, 897KB) This document is intended to assist in the coordination of all test-related activities.
- 2014 MHSA Science Test Administration Manual. (PDF, 118KB) This document helps ensure a standardized test environment in all testing sites across the state. The manual address the responsibilities of the test administrator and provides the required scripts.
The following materials will be posted in early 2014:
- 2014 Maine Purposes Only Supervisor's Manual
- 2014 SAT Key Dates Poster
- 2014 SAT Maine Guide for School Staff
- Test Centers Open for June 7 Makeup
Spring 2014 College Board Manual:
- Admission Tickets & Rosters Frequently Asked Questions
- Bulk Transmittal Form
- Maine Purposes Only Declaration Form
- Roles & Responsibilities
- Test Center Codes
Additional State-Supported High School Assessments
- ACCUPLACER®. The ACCUPLACER® quickly, accurately and efficiently assesses reading, writing, math and computer skills. This assessment may be used to track achievement and to determine course placements. High school teachers may use ACCUPLACER® results to adapt instruction and teach the skills their students need to master. Schools may elect to administer the ACCUPLACER® assessment to eligible juniors through State-paid units or may independently purchase units to test other students.
- Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The PSAT is administered to all students in grade 10 and is intended to help prepare students for the SAT. Students electing to take the PSAT during their junior year may use it as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship program. Scores from the assessment are not reported for accountability purposes. PSAT results may be used to provide diagnostic information about student learning and to inform teaching and instruction in all three content areas assessed.
- ReadiStep. ReadiStep measures skills students need to be on track as they transition to high school. Assessment results provide information about students’ academic progress. Educators have access to tools they can use to make informed decisions in the classroom.