The Maine Assessment Dashboard provides public access to data from Maine's assessment and accountability systems, beginning with data from the 2016-17 administration of Maine Educational Assessments (MEA). Information is provided about how Maine's students performed on state assessments beginning in 2016-17 in mathematics, English language arts/literacy, and science.
Detailed Assessment Reports for Students with Disabilities - This resource provides MEA participation and achievement data at the State, SAU, and school levels for students with disabilities in accordance with 34 CFR 300.160(f).
The MAARS Confidential Site provides confidential access to detailed information about how students performed on state assessments in mathematics, English language arts/literacy, and science. For English learners, data are also reported for annual assessments of English language proficiency. Access to this confidential student data is controlled by District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) in accordance with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). DACs may reference the MAARS User Management Guide Version 1.1(PDF, 767KB) for instructions on establishing user permissions for this site.
The Maine Department of Education is currently developing a new reporting environment to serve as a Data Warehouse for current and future data. The new Data Warehouse will allowusers to asses Maine school performance data and make comparisons to other schools, districts, and the entire state. It will also contain data on school spending, Maine student populations, and staff members working in Maine schools.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), first administered in 1969, is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what US students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. Standard administration practices are implemented to provide a common measure of student achievement.
Teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers all use NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in the United States. The results of NAEP are released as The National Report Card, and are available for the nation, states, and in some cases, urban districts.
NAEP is a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
- College Board Educator Brief-SAT Concordance (PDF)
- Accessing SAT Suite Assessments Scores 2017-18 (PDF)
- Understanding SAT Scores 2017 - 18 (PDF)
- Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Summaries (PDF) The Maine DOE codes MEA items for DOK, a measure of complexity for an item. The definitions for DOK are based on work by Norm Webb.
- Science Achievement Level Definitions & Cut Scores (PDF). The achievement level definitions describe student performance for science at each of the four achievement levels reported by the MEA.
- MSAA Guide for Score Report Interpretations (DOC) Provides an overall introduction to the purpose of the MSAA. Included is guidance to read and understand district, school, and student reports; and a legend for Reporting Codes.
- Mathematics Performance Level Descriptors (PDF) summarize the knowledge, skills and abilities prioritized in MSAA that students need to attain in each level of achievement (Level 1 - Level 4) at each grade level.
- English Language Arts Performance Level Descriptors (PDF) summarize the knowledge, skills and abilities prioritized in MSAA that students need to attain in each level of achievement (Level 1 - Level 4) at each grade level.
- 2018 MSAA Standards Validation (PDF)
- ACCESS Resources - Information on administering, scoring, and interpreting the ACCESS assessment
- ACCESS Paper Online Concordance Table (XLS)
- Alternate ACCESS Resources - Information administering, scoring, and interpreting the Alternate ACCESS assessment