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RSU 37 Parental Notice Regarding Student Participation in Local and State Assessments

State law requires school districts to use multiple assessment methods to measure student achievement of the Maine Learning Results. Some districts employ standardized testing as on e of the multiple methods for measuring student achievement and for gathering information to improve the instructional program for the district, school, and individual students.

The Federal Elementary & Secondary Education Act (*ESEA) also has laws that require the State to develop and administer a system of standardized testing to determine the progress schools are making to ensure that all students are meeting the Maine Learning Results. It is also required that school administrative units ensure that 95% of their students participate in the State’s assessment system.

In RSU 37, student progress is monitored continually in the district throughout the year using the following methods:

  • Teacher’s daily observations
  • Criterion-referenced tests
  • Work samples
  • Standardized testing: Standardized testing of students helps teachers and schools gather data that informs instruction and assesses student growth. It is important that all students be in attendance at the time of the testing.

Below is a chart with information about what tests/assessments we administer.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's school.  You may also view our policy on ILA Tests and Assessments by visiting our policy section of our website.

Sincerely,

Ronald C. Ramsay

Superintendent of Schools


The chart below outlines the local and state assessments used in our district.

Assessment Subject Administration Dates Utilization of Results (Classroom and Schoolwide) Communication Plan
MEA Math Spring/Annual Learning Clubs, PLC’s & Leadership Team will analyze results to determine strengths and areas of need, identify evidence based strategies to support student learning and design professional learning opportunities to enhance instruction Results are shared with parents at conferences, IEP meetings, and via on-going communication.  Results are mailed home when we receive them.
Local Math Quarterly Learning Clubs, PLC’s & Leadership Team will analyze results to determine strengths and areas of need, identify evidence based strategies to support student learning and design professional learning opportunities to enhance instruction Results are shared with parents at conferences, IEP meetings and via on-going communications.
MEA Literacy Spring/annually Learning Clubs, PLC’s & Leadership Team will analyze results to determine strengths and areas of need, identify evidence based strategies to support student learning and design professional learning opportunities to enhance instruction Results are shared with parents at conferences, IEP meetings, and via on-going communication. Results are mailed home when we receive them.
Local Literacy Quarterly Learning Clubs, PLC’s & Leadership Team will analyze results to determine strengths and areas of need; identify evidence based strategies to support student learning and design professional learning opportunities to enhance instruction Results are shared with parents at conferences, IEP meetings, and via on-going communication.