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NCLB Report Card 14-15
NCLB Report Card 15-16 YHS
NCLB Report Card 15-16 YMS

NEASC Accreditation

York Schools ALL receive "A's" from State of Maine
Coastal Ridge Elementary is State Reward School
YHS Silver Medalist

No Child Left Behind
NECAP Assessment
Maine High School Assessment
Alternative Assessment (PAAP)

Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday through Friday, except holidays

Anita Bernhardt
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Call Us:
207- 363-3403


Assessment plays several important roles in the York Schools:

  • Assessment provides information on individual student academic growth.
  • Assessment results guide the York School Department in curricular and programmatic review and revision. 
  • NECAP and Maine High School Assessments (MHSA, includes the SAT) meet State and Federal accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. (Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, Maine will use the Smarter Balanced Assessments in place of the NECAP Assessment and the SAT portion of the MHSA).
  • Student assessment results serve as one measure of accountability to the community of York.
Accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges provides another level of community accountability.

Individual student achievement is documented and communicated through class grades, report cards, student and parent conferences and frequent home-school communication.

Power School allows parents to access student progress information electronically at the middle and high school levels. Mastery Connect is used at York Middle School as well.

  • The STAR Assessments are computer delivered assessments administered twice each year to students in grades Kindergarten through nine that provide rich sources of data on student growth in reading, language usage and mathematics. Some students will be assessed more frequently, to allow teachers to more closely track student progress.
  • The New England Common Assessment Program was used to measure student achievement in grades three through eight prior to 2014-15. This federally-mandated assessment was used to determine individual student progress toward meeting the Maine Learning Results and student results are reflected in the NCLB Report Cards listed to the left. Students in grades three through eight were assessed in reading and mathematics, with additional assessments in writing for students in grades 5 and 8. 
  • In 2014-15, the State of Maine used the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) as a state measure of student progress. Due to a state law that was passed in the spring of 2015, Maine will not use the SBAC assessments in the 2015-16 school year, and has yet to identify an alternative assessment.
  • Students in Grade 11 take the Maine High School Assessment (SAT).
  • Tenth and eleventh grade students participate in PSAT testing.
  • Students whose special education plans (IEPs) establish the need for individualized progress documentation are given an alternative assessment called thePAAP

469 U.S. Route 1 York, Maine | Phone: 207-363-3403 | Fax: 207-363-5602 | Contact Us 

As the tides of the ocean and the strength of the mountain shape our community, the York Schools' commitment to educational excellence and individual achievement shapes the future of each student. 
The mission of York Schools is to educate, inspire and challenge all learners to be ethical citizens who will make a difference in a changing and complex world.