MAARS – Public Site
The MAARS Public Site provides public access to data from Maine’s assessment and accountability systems, beginning with data from the 2015-16 administration of Maine Educational Assessments (MEA). Information is provided about how Maine’s students performed on state assessments beginning in 2015-16 in 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 data 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, SAU, and school levels for students with disabilities in accordance with 34 CFR §300.160(f).
We believe that taking the state assessments, whether it is the eMPowerME assessments for grades 3-8 or it is the SAT for all 3rd-year high school students, is important. Please read our brochure to find out how these tests can help our students and our schools. The Maine Department of Education “Why Participation Matters” flyer is also linked below.
Practice questions for the test are available here: eMPower Practice Test
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.
Opting Out of State Assessments
RSU 64 utilizes all assessment data to help inform our 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 out of state testing. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child’s principal to complete the required form.