Assessment Literacy Series

SAT: Using Assessment to Strengthen Instruction
English Language Arts and Mathematics
Presented by the Maine Department of Education and College Board

Once a year, grade 11 (third year) students are assessed in ELA and mathematics with the SAT. While Maine’s assessment, the SAT, has purpose and use in the wider world, understanding the role of this assessment information in a balanced system makes the experience and the data more meaningful to educators. During this full day session, we will:

  • Understand the SAT sub-score categories
    • Explore the connections to and implications for content areas beyond math and ELA
    • Unpack each category to better understand alignment to standards
  • Experience various item constructs and how they can be useful in the classroom
  • Explore methods to evaluate cognitive demand to promote growth through productive struggle and challenging tasks.
  • Engage in a protocol to review multiple data sources to support curriculum development.

Participants will bring

  • user name and password to the College Board K-12 Score Reporting portal with DETAILED level access provided by the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC).
  • local assessment data.
  • a fully charged laptop.
  • an open mind and willingness to learn.

University of Southern Maine

88 Bedford Street, Portland

Abromson Center

ELA & Math

March 1, 2019

Hampton Inn

768 Main Street, Presque Isle

Conference Room


March 8, 2019

University of Maine, Presque Isle

181 Main Street, Presque Isle

Campus Center


March 15, 2019

University of Maine

131 Munson Road, Orono

Wells Conference Center

ELA & Math

March 20, 2019