The Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) is Maine’s assessment of alternate achievement standards in the content areas of mathematics and English language arts/literacy. This assessment is administered in grades 3-8 and 3rd year of high school and is designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The assessment is computer-based. Paper-based tests are available to print only with an IEP approved accommodation. As a partner state of the MSAA Consortium, Maine continues to participate in the ongoing development cycle of this assessment.