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Assessment

The Assessment section provides professional services related to the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The Assessment Section manages test development, on-going test maintenance, and oversees the test administration for four statewide, large-scale assessments. The MAP assessments test students’ progress toward mastery of the Missouri Show-Me Standards.

Assessment

Assessment Updates

The following list includes communications from DESE Assessment and the release of Administrative Memos concerning assessment to DTCs.

October 2014

  • 10/27/14 - ACCESS for ELLs Ordering Reminder
    A reminder that the ordering window for the ACCESS for ELLs assessment closes Friday, October 31.
  • 10/24/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #46 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 10/22/14 - Digital Library Update
    Additional resources posted on the Digital Library tab.
  • 10/10/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #45 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 10/3/14 - Digital Library Update
    Digital Library has moved to operational status.
  • 10/3/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #44 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.

September 2014

  • 9/30/14 - Digital Library Update
    Digital Library is still down due to shift to operational status.
  • 9/30/14 - Fall 2014 EOC Information
    iTester Admin now open for Fall EOC. Test Administration Manual and EOC Trainings are now available.
  • 9/26/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #43 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 9/25/14 - Digital Library Update
    Announcement of shift to operational status of Digital Library.
  • 9/23/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #42 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 9/16/14 - District Assessment Costs
    Information reflecting district cost for statewide assessments for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • 9/16/14 - Guide To The Missouri Assesssment Program 2014-2015
    Announcement of a Guide for LEAs covering all aspects of the Missouri Assessment Program for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • 9/12/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #41 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 9/10/14 - Administrative Memo CCR-14-012
    Memo regarding an online panel for Achievement level setting for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
  • 9/10/14 - SBAC Server Update
    Announcement regarding SBAC moving their portal and practice tests to new servers.
  • 9/5/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #40 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Dates Event
Personal Finance June 9, 2014 to August 29, 2014 Summer 2014 Window
ACCESS for ELLs September 15, 2014 to September 26, 2014 DTC Gathers ELL Roster and Tier Placement
EOC DUE September 19, 2014 Fall 2014 First Precode - Students Available in iTester 9/29 - Students May Begin Testing 10/6
ACCESS for ELLs September 29, 2014 to October 31, 2014 Ordering ACCESS Test Materials
ACCESS for ELLs September 29, 2014 to November 7, 2014 Precoding for ACCESS for ELLs
EOC October 6, 2014 to January 23, 2015 Fall 2014 Window
Personal Finance October 6, 2014 to January 23, 2015 Fall 2014 Window
EOC DUE November 7, 2014 Fall 2014 Second Precode - Students Available in iTester 11/17 - Students May Begin Testing 11/24
ACCESS for ELLs December 12, 2014 Test Materials Arrive In District
MAP-A January 2, 2015 Science - Transfer Student Participation Deadline
MAP-A January 5, 2015 to January 30, 2015 Science - Collection Period One
ACCESS for ELLs January 12, 2015 to March 6, 2015 ACCESS for ELLs TEST WINDOW
NAEP January 26, 2015 to March 6, 2015 2015 Testing Window
EOC DUE January 30, 2015 Spring 2015 First Precode - Students Available in iTester 2/16/15 - Students May Begin Testing 2/23/15
MAP-A February 2, 2015 to February 27, 2015 Science - Collection Period Two
ACCESS for ELLs February 20, 2015 Additional ACCESS for ELLs Materials Ordering Deadline
EOC February 23, 2015 to May 22, 2015 Spring 2015 Window
Personal Finance February 23, 2015 to May 22, 2015 Spring 2015 Window
ACCESS for ELLs March 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015 Districts Pack and Ship ACCESS for ELLs Materials
EOC DUE March 6, 2015 Spring 2015 Second Precode - Students Available in iTester 3/16/15 - Students May Begin Testing 3/23/15
ACCESS for ELLs March 20, 2015 Deadline to Ship ACCESS for ELLs Materials
Grade-Level March 30, 2015 to May 22, 2015 MAP Grade-Level Assessments Window
MAP-A March 30, 2015 to May 22, 2015 English language arts and Mathematics - Dynamic Learning Maps (Year-Ends)
NAEP March 30, 2015 to May 29, 2015 TIMSS Testing Window
EOC DUE April 3, 2015 Spring 2015 Third Precode - Students Available in iTester 4/20/15 - Students May Begin Testing 4/27/15
ACCESS for ELLs May 20, 2015 to May 22, 2015 Reports Arrive In District

Peer Review Status

All states' assessment systems are submitted to the United States Department of Education for Peer Review to document that they meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The current Peer Review status of all components of the Missouri Assessment Program is as follows:

Assessment Status
Grades 3 - 8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Full Approval
Grades 5 and 8 Science Full Approval
Algebra I, Biology, and English II Full Approval
MAP-A: ELA, Math, and Science (Based On Alternate Achievement Standards) Full Approval