Offered to all 11th grade students at no cost on Wednesday, April 15.
The SAT is no longer the test mandated by the State of Maine to assess student performance. The College Board, however, is offering the SAT to all interested juniors at no cost to them. The SAT will be administered on Wednesday, April 15 at the high School, and we encourage all 11th grade students to take advantage of this opportunity. Students will be asked to indicate their interest in taking the SAT through their English classes and registration will take place later this winter at the high school. Details on the testing day will be forthcoming.
Other options? We have limited availability of a different assessment which is used by the Maine Community Colleges as well as a number of technical schools. This assessment, the Accuplacer will also be available on a first come, first serve basis, in place of the SAT. Again, information about this option will be provided to juniors in their English classes.
Other options? Students who do not choose to take either the SAT or the Accuplacer will attend classes as usual.
State Mandated Assessments for Juniors
Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) for Science – May 4, 2015
Required for all students in grades 5 and 8, and for 3rd year high school. Maine’s assessment for science will be very similar to the science MEA that was administered in previous years. Paper-pencil assessment administered between May 4 and May 22, 2015.
Brunswick High School will administer this assessment on May 4th Periods 1/2, 3/4
Makeup May 5, 6 (and beyond if needed)
MEA Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (Smarter Balanced) and Alternate Assessment – May 19 English, May 20 Math, May 21 Makeup
Starting in the spring of 2015, Maine will use the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy as its annual statewide assessment. Developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, this new computer adaptive assessment measures higher-order thinking in Maine’s recently updated math and English language arts/literacy learning standards, including both the content and the concept and skills embedded in them. In addition to being used by stakeholders to improve instructional practices, the results will be reported for State and federal accountability purposes.
Additional optional Assessments:
Advanced Placement take exams will take place between May 4 and May 15 for those students who have pre-registered.