MAINE EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT (MEA) /
The Maine Educational Assessment (better known as the M.E.A.) is a statewide assessment program that began as a response to the Maine Assessment of Educational Progress (M.A.E.P.) of the early 1970’s and to the Education Reform Act of 1984. The test was first administered to students in Grades 4, 8, and 11 during the 1985-86 school year, but has undergone many changes and realignments since that time. Most recently it was aligned to the Maine LEARNING RESULTS: PARAMETERS FOR ESSENTIAL INSTRUCTION (2007), but in 2009-10, the M.E.A. was replaced by the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP). Using the NECAP, students in Grades 3-8 are now assessed in Reading and Mathematics in October each fall. Additionally, students in Grades 5 and 8 are tested in Writing. An M.E.A. Science test is still administered in the spring of each year.
Third-year high-school students no longer take the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA). Instead, they are required to take the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA), which is a combination of the College Board's SAT and an MEA-style test of science. The SAT measures Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Both the SAT and the MHSA Science test are given in the spring of each year.
NEW ENGLAND COMMON ASSESSMENT PROGRAM READING, WRITING, AND MATHEMATICS, 3-8
MAINE EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
SAT / MAINE HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM,
NOTE: Data reports for the past three years are available through the Office of Curriculum and Academic Achievement. Two-year trend data are presented in the PowerPoint presentations.
For more information about assessment in RSU No. 67, contact
Director of Curriculum and Academic Achievement