Over the past several years, the state of Maine has been using standardized tests to measures student progress in achieving state standards (Maine’s Learning Results): Parameters for Essential Instruction and more recently the Common Core Standards. In grades K-8, the tests are the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) and Maine Educational Assessment (MEA). For high school students, the test is the SAT Reasoning Test. The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires an annual assessment of state standards.
Under NCLB, schools must show Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) in the areas of reading and mathematics. Schools and school districts are required to share the results of state tests. The School Report Card is the format mandated for presenting this information. The purpose behind this letter is to provide access to student performance data and provide insight into what the data is saying.
To see yourchild's school Report Card, select the link below: