Assessment Administration Materials & Training

What’s New…….


MSAA Test Administration Manual for 2022

The MSAA Test Administration Manual is now available for 2022.  If you have any questions, please contact the Alternate Assessment & WIDA Coordinator at:


What is NAEP?

This video describes the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and why we have a National Assessment.  Information provided includes how the assessment is administered, which student and schools participate, and how the results are used.  This is a high-level overview that provides a taste of the assessment.  Anyone wanting to learn more can contact the Coordinator of Nation & International Assessments, Dr. Regina Lewis, at or visit the Nations Report Card Website.


Assessment Administration Coordination Checklist

Assessment Administration Coordination Checklist - The purpose of this checklist is to streamline the processes and communication between the Responsible SAU and a student’s Attending Program, including but not limited to regional programs, 60/40 private schools, and special purpose private schools both in and out of the State, to ensure a smooth assessment administration. 


NAEP December 2021

NAEP Assessment Team personnel will be reaching out to the NAEP school coordinators beginning Monday, December 6th.  The NAEP personnel will assist the school coordinator with the necessary tasks to prepare for the assessment.  An additional call will be scheduled as a final review of the tasks prior to the scheduled assessment date.

School coordinators will have the opportunity to verify and/or correct the student demographic information.  It is important to indicate students with an IEP or 504 plan, as well as English Learners at this time.  This step initiates the opportunity to provide information about how SD and/or EL students are assessed and the accommodations these students will need to assess the NAEP assigned subject.  Please remember to include students with disabilities (SD) and English learners (EL) to the fullest extent possible and to review/download Maine's NAEP inclusion Policy (a crosswalk to inclusion between Maine and NAEP policies).

Upcoming activities will include the notifying the parents/guardians of students selected for NAEP and encouraging participation in the assessment.  Translations of the parent notification letters are available on the MyNAEP website for the ten most spoken languages in Maine. This year's assessment subjects include the biennially administered Mathematics and Reading assessments for grades 4 and 8, as well as Civics and U.S. History for grade 8.  The scheduled window for NAEP administration is January 24 - March 4, 2022.