Maine Assessment Team
Lunch & Learn Office Hours
|Date||Time||Topics to be Covered|
|11/10/2021||12:00 - 1:00 P.M.||Data Training|
|Ordering Additional Materials|
|12/8/2021||12:00 - 1:00 P.M.||Review of Training|
|Security of Materials|
|1/12/2022||12:00 - 1:00 P.M.||Ongoing TA & Questions|
|How to Review Alt Reporting in NEO|
|2/9/2022||12:00 - 1:00 P.M.||Ongoing TA & Questions|
|Use of Practice Items|
|TC/TA Training & Early Stopping Rules|
|3/9/2022||12:00 - 1:00 P.M.||Ongoing TA & Questions|
Items will be added as needed. If there is a topic you would like the team to review at an upcoming Lunch & Learn and you do not see it listed, please reach out to Cheryl at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Math & ELA/Literacy
If you need any assistance with these steps or have any questions, feel free to reach out to NWEA’s Maine Help Desk at: (855) 430-1777
District Assessment Coordinator resources:
Data Administrator resources:
Technology Coordinator resources:
Teachers and Proctor resources:
Reports & Data Resources:
Reports for Teachers:
Reports for District Assessment Coordinators and Leadership:
- General Science
Parent Overview (PDF) - Pages 1 - 4 of this document provides a parent overview explaining the MSAA. Each section thereafter breaks down grade level information for each content area of the assessment. Webinar Qs and A (PDF) Common questions asked by TAs. Participation Flow Chart (PDF) Use this flow chart to help determine whether a student should participate in the MSAA. Writing Rubrics provide grade level rubrics for Tier 2 and Tier 3 expectations
- Grade 3 (PDF)
- Grade 4(PDF)
- Grade 5 (PDF)
- Grade 6 (PDF)
- Grade 7 (PDF)
- Grade 8 (PDF)
- Grade 11 (PDF)
- Learning Progressions Frameworks (LPF) provide progress indicators for content grade spans.
- Graduated Understandings promote strategies toward understanding and teaching proficiency standards.
- Instructional Families are grouped into LPF strands which reference proficiency standards.
- Element Cards assist in developing instructional lessons.
- Core Content Connectors provide grade level learning targets associated with proficiency standards.
- Mathematics Activities for Scripted Systematic Instruction (MASSIs) and Language Arts Sample Systematic Instruction Script (LASSIs) provide evidence-based systematic instruction, complete with scripted instruction, teaching materials, a list of all other materials needed, worksheets, and options to monitor progress.
- Grades 3-6 Math (PDF)
- Mathematics Grades 7, 8, 11 (PDF)
- Reading Grades 3-6 (PDF)
- Reading Grades 7, 8, 11 (PDF)
- Writing Grades 3 - 11 (PDF)
- 2019-20 One Percent Support Webinar
- MSAA Science
Maine Alternate Assessment Guidelines (PDF, 203KB). This document provides the criteria to determine if a student should participate in an alternate assessment.
- WIDA Access for ELLs
ACCESS for ELLs Parent FAQ
Arabic (PDF, 76KB)
Chinese (PDF, 137KB)
English (PDF, 82KB)
French (PDF, 116KB)
Khmer (PDF, 88KB)
Portuguese (PDF, 83KB)
Russian (PDF, 96KB)
Somali (PDF, 84KB)
Spanish (PDF, 82KB)
Vietnamese (PDF, 290KB)
- National / International
- Federal Requirements
Section 1111(b)(2)(B) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 requires the same assessment be used to measure the achievement of all public elementary and secondary school students in the state.
Section 1111(b)(2)(B) Requirements: The assessments under subparagraph (A) shall - (i) Except as provided in subparagraph (D), be
(I) The same academic assessments used to measure the achievement of all public elementary school and secondary school students in the State; And (II) Administered to all public elementary school and secondary school students in the State;
Section 1111(c)(4)(E) of ESSA indicates: (E) Annual Assessment of Achievement - (i) Annually measure the achievement of not less than 95 percent of all students, and 95 of all students in each subgroup of students, who are enrolled in public schools on the assessments described under subsection (b)(2)(v)(I). (ii)For the purpose of measuring, calculating and reporting on the indicator described in subparagraph (B)(i), include in the denominator the greater of
(I) 95 percent of all students, or 95 percent of all such students in the subgroup, as the case may be; or (II) The number of students participating in the assessments (III) Provide a clear and understandable explanation of how the State will factor the requirement of clause (i) of this subparagraph into the statewide accountability system.
Federal statute requires that parents receive a notification indicating their right to request the districts policies and procedures regarding student participation in state and local assessments. When this information is requested, the district will provide all applicable information to families. The district should be prepared to provide families with their assessment related policies and procedures, this would include an non-participation (opt-out) procedure if the district and school has such a procedure in place.
Section 1112(e)(2)(A) of ESSA indicates: (2) Testing transparency
(A) In general At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the local educational agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding any State or local educational agency policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by Section 1111(b)(2) and by the State or local education agency, which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment, where applicable.
- Family Resources
Communication Toolbox MEA Annual Family Letter 2022 Language Translation Word Arabic Arabic PDF Arabic Word Chinese Chinese PDF Chinese Word English English PDF English Word French French PDF French Word Khmer Khmer PDF Khmer Word Kinyarwonder Kinyarwonder PDF Kinyarwonder Word Lingala Lingala PDF Lingala Word Portuguese Portuguese PDF Portuguese Word Somali Somali PDF Somali Word Spanish Spanish PDF Spanish Word Vietnamese Vietnamese PDF Vietnamese Word