Assessment & Testing

Maine Testing Schedule

Maine Assessment and Accountability Reporting System (MAARS)

MAARS Public Site

The MAARS Public Site provides public access to data from Maine's assessment and accountability systems, beginning with date fro the 2015 - 2016 administration of Maine Educational Assessment (MEA).  Information is provided about how Maine's students performed on state assessments beginning in 2015 - 2016 mathematics, English language arts/literacy, and science.

There are two types of reports available:

-Quick Reports provide tables of basic participation and performance data for each school, each district, and for the state as a whole.  These reports contain links to ESEA Report Cards.

-Interactive Reports are more detailed customized reports for users who wish to drill deeper.  Users are able to view date about particular grade levels or particular groups of students.  Data for a particular school or district can be compared to data from other selected schools or districts.

Detailed Assessment Reports for Students with Disabilities:  This resource provides MEA participation and achievement data at the State, local district, and school levels for students with disabilities in accordance with 34 CFR 300.160(f).

We believe taking the state assessments, whether it is the eMPowerME assessment for grades 3-8 or it is the SAT for all 3rd-year high school students, is important.  Please read our information to find out how these tests can help our students and our schools.  The Maine Department of Education "Why Participation Matters" flyer is linked below.

Parent's Guide to Standardized Testing

Essential Standardized Test Taking Tips for Parents

Maine DOE:  "Why Participation Matters" flyer

Practice questions for the test are available:  eMPowerME Sample Items

Try a practice test for the newly redesigned SAT here at Kahn Academy:  Practice Test

If you have received your child’s MEA Individual Student Report (ISR) and would like more information on how to interpret the report, please contact your child’s teacher or principal, or watch the helpful parent video created by the Maine Department of Education below.

ISR Quick Overview for Parents/Guardians

RSU 25 Policy

Opting Out of State Assessments

RSU 25 utilizes all assessment data to help inform our instructional practices at the district, school, classroom, and individual levels for our students.  Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in our assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child(ren) out of state testing.  If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child’s principal to complete the required following form. 

Parent Letter

Opt Out  Documentation Form