MEA in Math, ELA & Science 2018

Student Enrollment Files and Assessment Preparation Dates
Outlines the dates in which student enrollment files are captured in Synergy State Edition by the DOE, and sent to Measured Progress.  Added 1/10/11

2018 Mathematics/English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy Assessment Administration Training Dates
Added 1/10/11


2018 MEA Math/ELA/Literacy and Science Test Session Times

Below are the 2018 eMPowerME and Science MEA test session times. Two changes:
  1. A change to both assessments this year is that all test session times now automatically include the extra 10 minutes that were previously optional.
  2. The eMPowerME Essay session is incorporated into the 4-weeks of the test window along with Math, Reading, Writing & Language.

2018 eMPowerME Testing Times (Math & ELA/Literacy Grades 3-8)
Mathematics – Reading – Writing & Language – Essay 3/19/18 – 4/13/18

Test Section

Number of Sessions

Testing Time

per Session by Grade (minutes)*

3

4

5

6

7

8

Mathematics

2

75

75

75

75

75

75

Reading

2

80

80

80

80

80

80

Writing & Language

2

35

35

35

35

35

35

Essay

1

80

80

80

70

70

70

TOTAL TESTING TIME

7

460

460

460

450

450

450

Total testing time grade 3-5 is 7 hours, 20 minutes, grades 6-8 is 7 hours, 10  minutes

  • Total test session times now automatically include the extra 10 minutes that were previously optional.
  • Testing times DO NOT include 5-10 minutes for directions before each session.
  • Test Sessions must be completed in one day, and only within the allotted time limit. Even with extended time, if students do not finish a particular test session within a single day, they are NOT allowed to return to that test session on another day.

 2018 MEA Science Testing Times (Grades 5 & 8)
Grades 5 & 8 – 4/23/18 – 5/4/18

Session

Session Time

Total Time

Material Distribution/Identification Time

5-10 minutes per


Grade 5 Science Sessions 1, 2, 3

40 minutes each

120 minutes

Grade 8 Science Sessions 1, 2, 3

45 minutes each

135 minutes

Grade 5 Science Sessions 1 and 2

60 minutes each

180 minutes

Student Questionnaire Session


15-20 minutes


  • Total test session times now automatically include the extra 10 minutes that were previously optional.

 Please note additional tab in DOE Science Assessment website pages Science Calendar of Events.













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Beginning with the spring 2017 administration, the eMPowerME Direct Writing assessment will be modified in these ways.

  • The modes of writing at each grade will be: 
    • Grade 3 - Informative
    • Grade 4 - Informative
    • Grade 5 - Opinion
    • Grade 6 - Argument
    • Grade 7 - Informative
    • Grade 8 - Argument