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Maine Overview

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As part of Maine's membership year (SY2019-20) with CTECS, technical skill assessments (TSAs) offered through CTECS are complimentary. However, there will still be a charge for the CTECS Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment. With the exception of eliminating required payment (see table below for test titles and cut scores), the test administration process remains the same, so click on steps 1-4 below and follow the instructions on each page. Note! A Contract Number is required even if the assessment you order is a free one. 

Reminders for SY2019-20

Logging into E‐SESS is different beginning SY2019-20. E-SESS now offers a way to log in and see all previous years, if you were formerly linked to any.

  1. Follow the link provided in the email message after you submit your TSA webform.
  2. Enter the username name provided in the email message in the User Name field.
  3. Enter the password in the Password field.

Menu options in the left column provide additional important details. Preparation for the administration of testing is a multi-step experience and requires processing time.

CTECS Technical Support Contacts


Types of tests that CTECS offers Maine:

All tests currently available have been listed below with descriptions and prices. Tests for all programs are not yet available.

Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment Technical Skills Assessments (TSAs) Tests in Pilot Stage

Cost per form of test:

  • Pre-Test (optional): $7
  • Post-Test: $10
  • Retake: $10

Cost per form of test:

  • Pre-Test: Free
  • Post-Test: Free (the official end-of-program assessment or TSA)



Cost per test: n/a


100-item, multiple-choice

60-minute timed test

Standard of mastery: 75% (except for the Pre-Test which does not have a standard of mastery)

See the Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment under Services for more. Click Purchase/Ordering to get started with testing.

100-item, multiple-choice

60-minute timed test

Time between pre-test and TSA: 14 days    **Important! ** A TSA must be taken at least 14 calendar days after the pre-test.


  • Maine Law Enforcement Pre-Test
  • Multimedia Pre-Test (No longer available; has become the Video Production Pre-Test)
  • Maine Natural Resource Systems Pre-Test
  • Maine Plant Systems Pre-Test
  • Maine Video Production Pre-Test

Used as the approved end-of-program assessment under the following titles:

  • Law Enforcement (standard of mastery: 67%)
  • Multimedia (No longer available; has become Video Production)
  • Natural Resource Systems (standard of mastery: 65%)
  • Plant Systems (standard of mastery: 61%)
  • Video Production Technology (standard of mastery: 63%)

Click link #1 Purchase/Ordering above to get started with testing.

Please contact Department of Education. Tests are in development and participants are by invitation only. 

























The Assessment Process

Follow the links in the left navigation column for more information on the following:
  1. To order, click the Account Setup & Ordering link and follow the steps to submit a purchase order.  

  2. Assign the test site administrator by having that person submit the Test Site Administrator Registration and Agreement form. 

  3. Once the Test Site Administrator Registration and Agreement form has been submitted, the test site administrator can begin registering students. After a student registration form is uploaded to CTECS, CTECS staff will enroll the students in E-SESS, the online testing system. 

  4. The test site administrator will receive an email with E-SESS login instructions when the students have been enrolled. Then the test site administrator can log into E-SESS to generate and print test tickets (vouchers).  

  5. Test tickets are then distributed appropriately and students log into E-SESS to take the assessment in a proctored environment.

Questions pertaining to ongoing efforts in Maine should be directed to Ken Potthoff,, 404-994-6538