Maine Science

 

Maine Technical Advisory Committee

Maine's TAC is made up of experts and leaders within their field of expertise, sharing their broad experience developing, implementing, and/or validating statewide school accountability systems in order to provide both a local and national perspective.

New Meridian Science Assessment

Maine Department of Education continues the Maine science assessment based on the Maine science and engineering standards, i.e. NGSS, adopted in April 2019.  The general science assessment is administered online under the direction of vendor, New Meridian with paper-versions as an accommodations.  There is no remote model of the new Science Assessment.

New Meridian subcontracts with MZD, who provides the platform for assessment administration.  The online platform is provided by MZD's ADAM Assessment Deliver and Management Platform, built by MZD flexible, scalable, and secure tools engineered for the real-world needs of educators, and designed to uniquely enable more authentic measurements of students' knowledge and skills.

 

Maine Science Help Desk

855-544-0842

MEScience@adamexam.com

Click here to Self-submit a help request ticket 

 

2022 Maine Science Assessment Electronic Paper Based Format Request

A paper format should only be requested for a student with an accommodation documented in an IEP or 504 Plan.

Paper Based Request Form

 

Maine Science Sessions & Windows

The Maine Science assessment window for 2022 separates Grades 5 & 8 from High School to avoid conflicts with non-required assessments such as Advanced Placement. 

Grades 5 & 8:  May 2 through May 27, 2022

Third Year High School: May 16 - June 10, 2022 

 

                                  Science Sessions & Time Allowances
 
                                     All Grades 5, 8, High School
   
Material Distribution / Instructions 10-15 min
Science Session 1 60 min
Science Session 2 60 min
Science Session 3 60 min
Student Questionnaire / Session 4 10-15 min
Total 205-215 min
Science Tutorial & Student Practice Sessions

 

  1. Maine Science Tutorial demonstrates the functionality of the ADAM platform and types of questions.
  2. The Practice Assessments give sample science items at each of the 3 assessed grade levels.
  3. Both the tutorial and practice tests are accessible via: https://adamexam.com/tester/ and do not require the secure lockdown browser.
  4. Refer to Practice Assessments prior to student practice for answer rationales, exemplars, and guidance for constructed response items.
  5. TTS = Text to Speech.

 

Tutorial Codes:

No TTS = STUTOR

With TTS = STUTORT

 

Grade 5 Practice Codes:

No TTS = SPTGR5

With TTS = SPTGR5T

 

High School Practice Codes:

No TTS = SPTHSN

With TTS = SPTHST

 

Grade 8 Practice Codes:

No TTS = SPTGR8

With TTS = SPTGR8T

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Manuals & Guides

 

ALL SCIENCE MANUALS & GUIDES HOUSED IN MESCIENCE.ZENDESK

Device System Requirements for online Assessment (Updated Spring 2022)

ADAM Platform User Guide (Updated Spring 2022)

Principal & Assessment Coordinator PAC Manual (Updated Spring 2022)

Proctor User Guide (Updated Spring 2022)

Maine Science Accessibility Guide (Updated Spring 2022)

Assessment Administration Manual Grade 5

Assessment Administration Manual Grade 8

Assessment Administration Manual High School

Quick Guide, Starting Your Maine Science Assessment 

 

Training

 

Spring 2022 Recorded Trainings (To be posted after live sessions)

 

Installation of 2022 Lockdown Science/ADAM Browser Training from April 4, 2022

Install Lockdown Browser Maine Science Slides

Lockdown Install Browser Q & A Document

 

Rostering in ADAM Platform Training April 11, 2022

Rostering in ADAM Platform Slides

Rostering in ADAM Q & A Document

 

Administration, Proctoring & Accessibility Review April 25, 2022

Administration, Proctoring & Accessibility Review Slides

Administration, Proctoring & Accessibility Q & A Document

 

BELOW TRAINING SESSIONS SPRING 2021 – TO BE REVISED FOR 2022

What’s Different about the Maine Science Assessment – NGSS Overview video (30 min)

Q & A Session Recording - What's New about the Maine Session NGSS - based Assessment (1 hour)

 

 

Science ADAM Online Assessment Administration: Rostering, Accessibility, Proctoring

Watch the video: Rostering & Proctoring Videos

 

Q & A Session Recording - ADAM Online Assessment Administration, Rostering, Accessibility & Proctoring (1.3 hours)

 

Additional Materials

Maine Science Help Resources:  

MEScience.ZenDesk FAQ

How do I find a list of students who completed or did not complete the assessment?

Understanding MEA Field Tests Video