CSSS Member Directory

Maine
Maine Department of Education Learning Results Maine Department of Education

CSSS Member Information:

Anita Bernhardt
Director of Standards and Instructional Supports
Maine Dept of Ed
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Email
207-624-6835
207-624-6821

Shari Templeton
Science & Technology Specialist
Maine Dept of Ed
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Email
207-624-6880

Organizational Structure:
Curriculum is locally controlled. Statewide-wide assessments are administered in science.

State Education Demographics:

  • Number of K-12 Students: 189,000
  • Number of School Administrative Units: 215

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction

Science Standards Science Standards (pdf)
Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction (Standards for all content areas)
Maine Science and Technology Website Maine Science and Technology Website
Standards Based Education in Maine Standards Based Education in Maine

Information: The science standards are organized into four grade spans (PreK-2, 3-5,6-8 and 9-Diploma) across five standards.  The standards include: A.  Unifying Themes, B. The Skills and Traits of Scientific Inquiry and Technological Design, C.  The Scientific and Technological Enterprise, D.  The Physical Setting, E. The Living Environment.  Each standard is further subdivided into performance indicators with a total of 19 performance indicators across any single grade span.
Last Updated: June 2010

State Science Assessment Information

  • Given at what grades: 5, 8 and 11
  • Time of Year: April and May
  • First Operational Date: 1985
  • Type of Assessment: Multiple Choice, Constructed Response

Maine’s Comprehensive Assessment System Maine's Educational Assessment (MEA)
Maine’s Comprehensive Assessment System Maine's Comprehensive Assessment System (MeCAS)