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 student 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 https://lms.backpack.education/public/maine.

Information about each of these assessments can be found here: https://www.maine.gov/doe/Testing_Accountability/MECAS




KES ELA2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested100122128
Eco. Disadvantaged Students203132
Percentage of ED Students20.00%25.40%25.00%
All Students At or Above State Standards74.00%77.05%56.25%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards80.00%81.32%60.42%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards50.00%64.52%43.75%


KES MATH2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested100122128
Economically Disadvantaged Students203132
Percentage of ED Students20.00%25.40%25.00%
All Students At or Above State Standards70.00%72.95%64.84%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards76.25%76.92%65.63%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards45.00%61.29%62.50%






KCS ELA2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested94103107
Eco. Disadvantaged Students191923
Percentage of ED Students20.21%18.44%21.49%
All Students At or Above State Standards68.09%68.93%71.03%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards74.6777.38%77.38%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards42.11%31.58%47.83%


KCS MATH2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested94103107
Economically Disadvantaged Students191923
Percentage of ED Students20.21%18.44%21.49%
All Students At or Above State Standards63.16%59.22%63.55%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards67.11%65.48%71.43%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards47.37%31.58%34.78






MLD ELA2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested130125112
Eco. Disadvantaged Students413926
Percentage of ED Students31.53%31.20%23.21%
All Students At or Above State Standards67.69%74.40%84.07%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards75.28%84.88%87.36%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards51.22%51.28%73.08%


MLD MATH2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested130125112
Economically Disadvantaged Students413926
Percentage of ED Students31.53%31.20%23.21%
All Students At or Above State Standards69.23%68.00%79.46%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards76.40%77.91%82.56%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards53.66%46.15%69.23%






SRS ELA2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested261238230
Eco. Disadvantaged Students585157
Percentage of ED Students22.22%21.42%24.78%
All Students At or Above State Standards71.65%72.27%77.83%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards74.38%74.87%82.66%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards62.07%62.75%63.16%


SRS MATH2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested261238230
Economically Disadvantaged Students585157
Percentage of ED Students22.22%21.42%24.78%
All Students At or Above State Standards60.92%68.07%64.78%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards66.50%73.26%73.41%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards41.38%49.02%38.60%






MSK ELA2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested537562509
Eco. Disadvantaged Students10710680
Percentage of ED Students19.92%18.86%15.71%
All Students At or Above State Standards70.07%70.16%65.35%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards75.41%75.93%70.09%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards48.60%45.28%40.00%


MSK MATH2017-182016-172015-16
Total Number of Students Tested537562509
Economically Disadvantaged Students10710680
Percentage of ED Students19.92%18.86%15.71%
All Students At or Above State Standards48.79%56.76%60.71%
Non-Eco. Dis. Students At or Above State Standards55.35%63.16%66.67%
Economically Disadvantaged Students At or Above State Standards22.43%29.25%28.75%