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The Data Dashboard provides a visual representation of school assessment data. Although standardized assessment scores are not the sole measure of school performance, they do provide a snapshot of student growth and/or achievement, depending on the test administered.
NWEA - Northwest Evaluation Association
Northwest Evaluation Association(NWEA), Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level.
The Yarmouth School Department utilizes all assessment data to help inform our practices at the district, school, classroom and individual levels for students. Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in the assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child out of state testing. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child's principal to make this request in writing.
District Report Card:
The Elementary and Secondary Schools Act (ESSA) requires that all public school students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 participate in standardized testing each year. The Maine Department of Education provides an online dashboard that summarizes each school's assessment data (Rowe School does not appear on the list, as students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 are not included in the testing).
Maine students participate in the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA). Yarmouth schools and students have traditionally performed significantly better than the state average and have often produced the highest scores of any non-magnet, public school district in the state.
The professional educators in Yarmouth continue to seek ways to improve the experience for each student as we strive to attain our mission of “empowering all students to create fulfilling lives in a changing world”.