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Assessment Results - Public

The ESSA Data Dashboard provides public access to student performance data on Maine's Educational Assessment (MEA's). 

MAARS - Confidential 

Legacy Assessment Data 

MAARS - Confidential

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. 

Visit MAARS - Confidential Site  

MAARS Video Series - November 2021

Maine DOE - MAARS Platform – FocalPoint Support Community (

MARRS Adhoc Module Q & A from November 10, 2021 PDF

MARRS Adhoc Module Webinar of November 10, 2021

Legacy Assessment Data

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 allow users 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. 

Visit Interim Data Warehouse

NAEP - Nations' Report Card

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).  

An example of how data collected from the NAEP assessment is used is provided in theYouTube video, Spotlight on Student Achievement Gaps published by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB).   

NAEP results are available on the Nations Report Card website. The NAEP Data Explorer, NAEP Questions Tool, and NAEP ITEM Maps are accessible on the NAEP Data Tools landing page. The NAEP Questions Tool allows teachers to explore and use released items and/or create online quizzes.  If you are curious and just want to try out some NAEP questions, select the “Try It Now” option.  

Additional Resources


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. 


Alternate ACCESS 

Alternate ACCESS Resources - Information administering, scoring, and interpreting the Alternate ACCESS assessment 

ACCESS Resources - Information on administering, scoring, and interpreting the ACCESS assessment 

ACCESS Paper Online Concordance Table (XLS) 


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) 

Some Additional Information

2019 Grade 12 NAEP Mathematics

2019 Grade 12 NAEP Reading