NECAP - New England Common Assessment Program
Students are assessed in reading and mathematics in Grades 3-8 as part of Maine's compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Prior to 2010, students were assessed using the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA). In 2010, the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) was adopted for use in Maine following collaboration with the states of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. These assessments will be replaced in 2015 with the Smarter Balanced assessment.