Maine Educational Assessment 

Maine’s public school students in grades 3-8 and in the third year of high school are required by both state and federal law to be assessed each year in mathematics and English language arts (ELA)/literacy.  They are further required to be assessed in science at grades 5 and 8, and in the third year of high school. This year (2018) is the first year in which we have had consistent data from the same assessment (MEA) allowing us to begin to assess and measure trend lines of studetn performance. When using large-scale standardized assessments, such as the MEA, it is important to note that it provides only a ‘slice’ of an individual student’s progress and is a small sample of overall success. Our teachers utlize other on-going assessments and programs that continually monitor student success. Below you will find RSU 21 results and overall State of Maine results by school, by district and for the whole state can be found at

Information about each of these assessments can be found here: