The ACCUPLACER® is a set of exams that quickly and accurately assess skills in reading, writing and mathematics. In the Maine Department of Education’s ongoing commitment to supporting Maine’s learners, in the 2014-15 school year the Department will fund the cost for students who wish to take either the ACCUPLACER® or the SAT during their junior year of high school.

The ACCUPLACER® testing option will subsidize student costs for up to six sub-tests (units). This policy is designed to encourage and support students as they prepare for a wide variety of post-secondary opportunities. Please note that testing beyond the Maine Assessment Program utilizing the Smarter Balanced Assessment during students’ third year of high school in entirely optional.

Maine's career and technical education centers, community colleges and state universities use the ACCUPLACER® to track achievement and to determine course placements. High school teachers may use ACCUPLACER® results to adapt instruction and teach the skills their students need to master.

Any school wishing to deliver the ACCUPLACER® to third-year high school students utilizing this local option must join the statewide umbrella account. If your high school is interested in becoming an ACCUPLACER® testing site, submit the ACCUPLACER® Contact Sheet below to Bethany Dodge, program assistant, at

Read more information about the ACCUPLACER® available by the College Board.

  • Maine DOE ACCUPLACER® Order Form (DOC, 29KB). Testing sites should use this order form to obtain units from the Maine DOE for eligible high school juniors.
  • ACCUPLACER® Contact Sheet (RTF, 96KB). This sheet is designed to assist in the setup of testing sites. Schools that wish to become a testing site under the Maine DOE umbrella account must complete this form and return it following the directions on the bottom of the form. This form should also be used to request changes to existing accounts.


Nancy Godfrey
Acting Assessment Coordinator