ERIC Number: ED483810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Policies and Procedures for Accommodations and Alternate Assessment to the MEA, 2004-05.
Maine Department of Education
"Learning Results" legislation clearly articulates that all students will be included in state assessment at the fourth grade, eighth grade, and eleventh grade levels. The Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) has been revised to measure the standards detailed in Maine's "Learning Results." All students in Maine will participate in the state level assessment, the MEA, through one or a combination of three avenues. Students will take the assessment through standard administration, through administration with accommodations, and/or through alternate assessment. Legal requirements for students identified for federally funded programs have been taken into account in the development of this document. The following topics are covered in relation to policies and procedures for the participation of students with accommodations: (1) test accommodation procedures; (2) documentation of accommodations; and (3) reporting students' scores. The following topics are covered in relation to policies and procedures for the participation of students in alternate assessment: (1) personalized alternate assessment portfolio (PAAP) procedures; (2) documentation of alternate assessment; and (3) alternate assessment scoring and reporting of student scores. The document closes with the coding for accommodations list.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Alternative Assessment, Testing Accommodations, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), State Standards, Achievement Tests, State Legislation, Academic Achievement, Scores, Evaluation Methods
Maine Educational Assessment, Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Tel: 207-624-6774.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.