Maine Comprehensive Assessment System (MeCAS)

The MeCAS provides information about the academic progress of students, schools, and the state as a whole. This system includes:

  • State assessments, known as the Maine Educational Assessments (MEA), measure the progress of Maine's students toward the content standards adopted for Maine students: and

  • National and international assessments help us interpret the success of Maine's students in comparison to students in other states and nations

State and federal laws require that all students participate in assessments in designated content areas at designated grades. In conjunction with local and teacher-developed assessments, these assessments can help educators, parents, and educational leaders to understand how well Maine's schools are educating, how well Maine's students are learning, and where additional support may be needed.

Additional Links

The Maine Assessment & Accountability Reporting System (MAARS) houses assessment data for all of the Maine Educational Assessments administered in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Historical data prior to 2015-16 can be found in the Test Results tab within each assessment.

2017-18 MEA Operational Procedures Manual (PDF, 724KB) - This document assists schools with participation, enrollment, and administration issues. The Operational Procedures Manual should be used in conjunction with each MEA's Test Coordinator/Administration Manual.

District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) & Data Specialists Lookup- Use this to search for by Assessment Coordinators or Data Specialists in each district.


Dr. Andrew Hudacs
Director of Assessment

Eric Buckhalter
Management Analyst I

Complete list of Maine assessment contacts