2017 – 2018 MeCAS Testing Dates

Maine Educational Assessments

Test Name Testing Dates Intended For

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

English Language Proficiency

Kindergarten (Paper)

Grades 1-12 (Online)


1/8/2018 - 3/2/2018



English learners K-12

WIDA Alternate ACCESS

English Language Proficiency

(Paper/Pencil)

1/8/2018 - 3/2/2018

English learners in grades 1-12 with significant cognitive disabilities

PAAP - Alternate Science

(Portfolio)
Tasks available 12/1/17 - 4/30/18

3/1/2018 - 4/30/2018


Students with significant cognitive disabilities; Grades 5, 8, third year HS

eMPowerME - Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (including Essay)

(Online)


3/19/18 - 4/13/18
(4 week window)


Students in grades 3-8

MSAA - Alternate Mathematics & ELA/Literacy

(Online)

3/19/18 - 5/4/18

(6 week window)

Students with significant cognitive disabilities; Grades 3-8, third year HS

Science - High School (HS)

(Paper/Pencil)

4/2/18 - 4/13/18

(2 week window)

Third year HS students

SAT - Mathematics & ELA/Literacy

(Paper/Pencil)

School Day - 4/10/18

 

Makeup - 4/24/18



Third year HS students

SAT - NAR/SAA

Mathematics & ELA/Literacy

(Paper/Pencil)

4/10/18 - 4/13/18

&

4/23/18 - 4/24/18

(6 day window)

Students on a Non-Standard Administration Roster (NAR) and/or who have State Allowed Accommodations (SAA*)

 

*Not college reportable

Science - Grades 5 & 8

(Paper/Pencil)

4/23/18 - 5/4/18

(2 week window)

Students in grades 5 & 8

 

Note: AP testing window 5/7/18 – 5/18/18


National & International Assessments

Test Name Testing DatesIntended For

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

3/5/18 - 4/13/18

Sample of selected schools; Grades 4 & 8
Selected schools have already been notified

Middle Grades Longitudinal Study (MGLS) Winter 2018 Sample of selected middle schools