Maine Through Year Assessment: Math & Reading


What's New!

Access to the Acacia (Maine Through Year Assessment) platform opens on Monday, April 3.

Transition to the Maine Through Year Assessment - Updated March 22, 2023

Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities  

Starting in January 2023, the Department of Education and NWEA are offering the following virtual professional learning opportunities:  

  • Maine Through Year Assessment 101
  • Administration of the Maine Through Year Assessment
  • Using Multiple Data Sources to Support Student Growth Workshop
  • Using Achievement Level Descriptors to Ensure Rigor Workshop
  • The Benefits of the Through Year Assessment Model Webinar
  • Through Year Assessment: Get Your Teachers Ready Webinar
  • Through Year Assessment: Get Your Students Ready Webinar
  • Accessibility and the General Assessments

Please see the March PD Calendar and April PD Calendar for more information. Brief descriptions of each session can be found by clicking the registration links in the calendar.

Resources for Maine Through Year Assessment
DRAFT Manuals and Guides

Maine DOE is providing the following draft manual and guides to aid in preparation for the Spring 2023 administration of the Maine Through Year Assessment. Certain elements, such as links and screenshots, may be updated in the final version. Final versions will be made available by April 3, 2023.

Professional Learning and Trainings

Administration of the Maine Through Year Assessment (March 16 & 21)

Maine Through Year Assessment 101

Accessibility and the General Assessments

  • Accessibility Recording
  • Accessibility Slides
  • Note: For the Through Year Assessment, selecting braille form as an accommodation for a student during the registration process will automatically generate a braille order to be shipped to your school.

NWEA's Professional Learning Online


For Students

Tutorial Video


For Teachers and Curriculum Coordinators 

Maine’s Journey to the New Through Year Assessment: With its first administration in Spring 2023, the Maine Through Year Assessment will provide educators with actionable information to support student learning. Read more to learn about the transition to the Maine Through Year Assessment and its impact on educators. 

Assessment Blueprints: All items on the Maine Through Year Assessment are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The assessment blueprints specify targets for the distribution and number of operational score points aligned to each content category. 

General Achievement Level Descriptors: Achievement level descriptors define the characteristics of student performance on the state assessment at each of the four achievement levels: Well Below, Below, At, and Above State Expectations. 

Achievement Level Explorer Tool: The Achievement Level Explorer Tool breaks down each of the General Achievement Levels by the grade-level standards assessed on the Maine Through Year Assessment in Reading and Math. 

Math Reference Sheet: This reference/formula sheet is provided to all students on the math assessment in the fall, winter (optional), and spring. This is accessible within the assessment platform, and paper copies may be distributed to students.


For Technology Coordinators


For District and School Assessment Coordinators

Assessment Reset Process Flow


For Parents

Notice for Parents: Maine's New Through Year Assessment

Item Type Samplers
The following item type samplers represent grade-level content in math and grade-span content in reading similar to content in the summative portion of the Maine Through Year Assessment. Item type samplers provide students the opportunity to become familiar with the platform and interact with the various tools provided.


Online Item Type Sampler (in web browser)


Paper Item Type Samplers



Resources for MAP Growth Assessment Reports

Reports & Data Resources:

Reports for Teachers:

Reports for District Assessment Coordinators and Leadership: