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The MAP-Alternate (MAP-A) measures student performance based on alternate achievement standards.  The MAP-A is aligned with Missouri's Show-Me Standards. The The MAP-Alternate (MAP-A) is designed only for students with significant cognitive disabilities who meet grade level and eligibility criteria.

At what grades is the MAP-A given?

English language arts and mathematics is assessed at grades 3-8 and 11.

Science is assessed at grades 5,8,and 11.

What are AGLEs/APIs?

The Alternate Grade-Level Expectations (AGLEs) are the standards used for the alternate assessment for Science and are aligned to the Show-Me Standards.  The Alternate Performance Indicators (APSs) are skills that are assessed for Science through the MAP-A Binders.

Who takes the MAP-A Assessment?

The decision as to how a student with disabilities is chosen to be eligible for the MAP-A assessment is determined by the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) team using DESE-established criteria.

If a student becomes eligible for the MAP-A assessment, they do not participate in the Grade-Level, End-of-Course, or the ACT assessments.

Students must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the MAP-A assessment.


Important Dates

Dates Event
DUE August 1, 2014 Individual Student Reports Due In District
January 5, 2015 to January 30, 2015 Science - 1st Collection
February 2, 2015 to February 27, 2015 Science 2nd Collection
March 30, 2015 to May 22, 2015 English language arts and Mathematics - Dynamic Learning Maps (Year-Ends)