The MECAS Guidelines
The MECAS guidelines provide background and reference information for educators and administrators responsible for administration of assessments to Maine students. This document is designed to provide the breadth of background information that district and/or school personnel need to carry out the responsibilities for the successful administration of the individual assessments within the Maine Comprehensive Assessment System providing general information that is common across all assessments in the Maine Comprehensive Assessment System. This document is not intended to replace assessment specific guides or handbooks. Formerly known as the OPM and will be available mid-August.
Announcing Office Hours Lunch & Learn
The Maine Department of Education assessment team will reinstitute assessment office hours beginning on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 12 noon. Moving forward, based on survey feedback, office hours will be provided once per month with the schedule adjusting to bi-weekly and weekly if needed during assessment administration. Topics to be included during the September office hours include regional program/out of state students, onboarding and rostering; EL start dates and overview of ACCESS timeline; alternate assessment flags in NEO and an overview of the 1% timeline. A calendar of potential topics is posted to the resources page on the Maine DOE assessment webpages.
October 13, 2021 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
November 10, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
December 8, 2021 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
January 12, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
February 9, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
March 9, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Information on NAEP notification on assessment will be coming in September. The NAEP Assessment window for 2022 is January 24, 2022 through March 4, 2022.