Maine was part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Students took the online tests. Complaints from students, parents, and teachers were so loud that the legislature dropped out of SBAC.

Now the the results are in, and no one knows what to make of them since they are not comparable with previous tests.

Many students opted out. The state average of opt outs averaged more than 10%, but in some schools more than 50% did not take the tests.