The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards which are the educational standards in Missouri. The Grade-Level Assessment is a yearly standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri.
Who takes the Grade-Level Assessment?
All students in grades 3-8 in Missouri will take the grade level assessment. English Language Arts and Mathematics are administered in all grades. Science is administered in grades 5 and 8. A few groups of students may be exempt from certain portions or all of the assessment. Those include:
- Students whose IEP teams have determined that the MAP-A is the appropriate assessment do not have to take the Grade-Level assessment.
- English Language Learners (ELL) who have been in the United States 12 months or fewer at the time of administration may be exempted from taking the English Language Arts portion. All other content areas must be assessed.
- Foreign exchange students are allowed, but are not required to take the assessment. This is a district decision.
- Homeschooled students may take part in the assessment at the local district's discretion.
- Private school students are not required to take the Grade-Level assessment.
|April 4, 2016 to May 27, 2016||Spring 2016 Testing Window|
Spring 2015 Test Administration Manual *Version 2 - Updated Feb. 27*
Addendum To The Test Administration Manual *3/13/15* - Update to Tools/Supports/Accommodations, Guidance on Translation, FAQ
2nd Addendum To The Test Administration Manual *3/27/15* - Update to 6-8 Math
2014-2015 Grade-Level Assessments Trainings
Two separate required trainings will be available soon for the 2014-2015 Grade-Level Assessments - One geared for District and School Test Coordinators and the other for Test Examiners.
The following information reflects district cost for statewide assessments for the 2014-2015 school year. The pricing for assessments used for accountability purposes reflect no total increase in cost to school districts.
The Digital Library is a collection of both professionally commissioned and teacher developed formative assessment practices and professional learning resources. Teachers from across the consortium worked together to create and vet professional development materials and instructional resources aligned to the standards and the Smarter Balanced assessment system.
All educators should have access to the Digital Library. There is no limit to whom access is granted nor how many educators should access the resource. Teachers, administrators, coaches, coordinators can all benefit from the resources of the Digital Library.
The Digital Library is provided at no cost to districts.
10/3/14 NOTE: Smarter Balanced has completed the transition of the Digital Library to operational status, and all DTCs should now be able to access the system to add and edit district users. The FTP site that was established for user provisioning in the review period is no longer available. Any users uploaded prior to today should still be active in the system. To add additional users, delete users, or edit current users, you will now use the Smarter Balanced Administration and Registration Tool (ART). Log in to ART using your password for the Digital Library below.
- Digital Library
Login to the Digital Library via this link.
- Introduction To The Digital Library
A 15 minute recorded webinar about the Digital Library.
- Logging Into The Digital Library And Browsing For Resources
A seven minute YouTube video about logging into and browsing the Digital Library.
- Getting Started In The Digital Library
A power point presentation on getting started in the Digital Library including passwords and setting up the Personal Profile.
- Finding Resources In The Digital Library
A power point presentation on finding resources, finding interactive modules and marking resources as favorites in the Digital Library.
- Navigating Resources
A power point presentation on navigating the different resources in the Digital Library.
- Digital Library Collaboration
A four and a half minute YouTube video about Digital Library collaboration.
- Digital Library Brochure
A tri-fold brochure with some basic details about the Digital Library.
- Digital Library Fact Sheet
For questions or help with the Digital Library, please contact [email protected]
Administration and Registration Tool (ART)
The ART system is used by some states for all aspects of Smarter Balanced, including registering students for testing. When you log in, ALL of the functions on the home screen will be visible. Missouri will NOT be using ART to register students for any part of the Missouri Assessment Program. DTCs should not enter any student information into ART.
- Digital Library Administration and Registration Tool (ART)
ART is used for user account creation, account modification and to delete user access to the Digital Library. Use of ART is for DTCs only.
- Digital Library Administration and Registration Tool (ART) User Accounts Guide
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on user account creation, account modification and delete of accounts. Use of ART is for DTCs only.
- Managing Digital Library Users in ART *Updated January 2015
This webinar provides step-by-step instructions for District Test Coordinators to upload new users and edit existing users in the Digital Library.