Announcing New Meridian Science Assessment
This spring (2021) Maine Department of Education will usher in the new Maine science assessment based, for the first time, on the Maine science and engineering standards, i.e. NGSS, adopted in April 2019. In a year of firsts, the general science assessment will also go online under the direction of a new vendor, New Meridian with paper-versions as an accommodation. There is no remote model of the new Science Assessment.
Test Code = N2JGTQ (no TTS)
Test Code = UNZNJN (with TTS)
New Meridian subcontracts with MZD, who provides the platform for assessment administration. The online platform is provided by MZD’s ADAM Assessment Delivery 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.
|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 Questionare / Session 4||10-15 min|
The Maine Science assessment window has recently been extended by an additional two weeks. This extension provides a total of four (4) weeks for assessment administration. The Maine Science assessment window opens May 17 through June 11, 2021. SAUs are encouraged to schedule assessments throughout the entire window, while considering the health and safety precautions required under the circumstances of the pandemic.
Maine Science Help Desk
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- Manuals & Guides
ALL SCIENCE MANUALS & GUIDES HOUSED IN MESCIENCE.ZENDESK
What’s Different about the Maine Science Assessment – NGSS Overview video (30 min)
Installation of the ADAM Lockdown Browser
Science ADAM Online Assessment Administration: Rostering, Accessibility, ProctoringWatch the video: Rostering & Proctoring Videos
- Technology User Guide for School and District Assessment Coordinators
- Technology User Guide for Proctors
- Online Accessibility Tools User Guide
- Additional Materials