Dear Parents and Guardians,
Mary Snow School students will be taking the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) from April 3rd to April 6th. The MEA is a comprehensive set of tests that covers a broad range of learning expectations in reading and mathematics administered at grades 3 through 8. Test scores show individual student proficiency levels based on grade level expectations.
Please make every effort to ensure that your child not only attends school during the testing period, but is punctual in his/her attendance. Below is a list of important test taking tips for students:
- Students should eat breakfast each morning to ensure that energy levels are appropriate for the demands of the day.
- Students should get at least 8 hours of sleep each night, particularly during the testing window.
- Students should bring a book to read to the testing session in case they finish early.
- Students must arrive at school on time. Students who arrive late, or students who are absent will be scheduled for make-ups.
- Students should be confident in their abilities to be successful on the assessment. Please encourage them to give their best effort!
Thank you for helping us in our quest for Academic Excellence. Please feel free to contact me at 941-6290.
Brian D. Bannen
Mary Snow School
MEA Testing Schedule
Day 1: Tuesday, April 3rd
AM Session: Mathematics Session 1 Start: 9:15 – 75 Minutes
PM Session: Mathematics Session 2 Start 12:50 – 75 Minutes
Day 2: Wednesday, April 4th
AM Session: Reading Session 1 Start 9:15 – 80 Minutes
PM Session: Writing and Language Session 1 Start 12:50 – 35 Minutes
Day 3: Thursday, April 5th
AM Session: Reading Session 2 Start 9:15 – 80 Minutes
PM Session: Writing and Language Session 2 Start 12:55 – 35 Minutes
Day 4: Friday, April 6th
AM Session: Essay Start 9:15 – 80 Minutes
Make-up sessions will extend through April 13th as necessary.
Students will test in the morning and the afternoon in short, daily blocks, and then return to their normal routine. During the MEA period, students will not be assigned homework. Please visit http://maine.gov/doe/assessment/ to review MEA information.