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MAP-A Calendar

2014-2015 MAP-A Calendar Of Important Dates

English Language Arts and Mathematics (DLM) and Science (ProFile)
 

Printable Calendar
*Revised 3-5-2015

 

MAP-A Calendar of Important Dates

English Language Arts and Mathematics (DLM)

and

Science (ProFile)

School year 2014-2015

Update 3/6/2015

January 19 – February 13, 2015

ELA & Math:

 Braille Field Testing

For a student who both reads Braille and is also eligible for the alternate assessment, please contact Nancy Keating 573-751-6731 for direction.  

 

 

February 2-March 6, 2015

Science:

Collection Period Two

Science ONLY  (New Deadline for Science only)

February 5, 2015

ELA & Math

Local Caching Server Update – districts using this will need to update.  For questions contact DLM Support 855-277-9751.

February 6, 2015

ELA & Math:

Software Release

Automatic update of Educator Portal.  Older versions will be automatically updated.  User may see some differences.  Nothing required of users. 

February 17, 2015

ELA & Math:

Student/Educator uploads for Spring Summative Assessment

DESE uploads precode files for Spring Summative Assessment from information districts provided in the Jan. 30, 2015 precode file.  District Data Stewards must ensure students are rostered correctly.  The upload of new/transfer students after January 30th is a district-level responsibility.

February 23 – March 6, 2015

ELA & Math:

Data validation/revision window – preparation for Spring Summative Assessment – districts ensure all Educator Portal data is correct and make edits as necessary.

March 2, 2015

ELA & Math

Spring Testing Description available – posted on DESE MAP-A website under “Resources” bullet

March 20, 2015

Science:

New Deadline for Return Shipping

Science ONLY – return all completed, partially completed, and empty student binders.

March 27 2015

Science:

New Deadline for ProFile Closing

 

Science ONLY.  Districts must complete work in ProFile BEFORE ProFile closes.

March 16 – March 30, 2015

ELA & Math:

Data validation/revision

For any new student to the new MAP-A, educators must complete the First Contact Survey and the Personal Needs and Preference Profile (PNP) in Educator Portal.  For students who are currently in Educator Portal, educators should review the First Contact Survey and PNP to ensure it accurately reflects the student’s abilities.

 March 14- September 2015

ELA & Math:

 

 

Instructional Tools Interface in Educator Portal closes.  Educators will not be able to choose Essential Elements nor change linkage level for any student during the Spring Summative Assessment.

March 30-May 22, 2015

Students must be tested within the Missouri testing window.

ELA & Math:

Spring Summative Assessment

Grades 3-12

 

Students are tested on five English language arts and five mathematics Essential Elements that they were tested on operationally during Phases B and C.   The student will receive one testlet at a time in ELA and math.  The student can take one or two ELA and one or two math testlets in one day.  If more testlets are available, students can test in more than two testlets per content area per day.  This is a district level decision.

 

All students in grades 3-12 are tested and receive student score reports. 

 

Only scores for grades 3-8 and 11 are used for state and federal accountability.

 

Students must be tested within the Missouri testing window.

May 4, 2015

ELA & Math

2015-2016 Accessibility Manual available on DESE MAP-A website

June 15 - 19, 2015

ELA & Math:

 

Standard Setting

Test results and scores will not be provided until after this event.

June 19, 2015

ELA & Math

Software Release

July 1, 2015

ELA & Math

2015-2016 Technical Liaison Manual and Data Steward Manual available on DESE MAP-A website.

July 15, 2015

ELA & Math

2015-2016 Assessment Coordinator Manual and Test administration Manual available on DESE MAP-A website.

July 15, 2015

ELA & Math

Student Reports available in Educator Portal.  The district must download the reports and print if desired.  Paper reports will NOT be delivered to the districts. 

July 31, 2015

ELA & Math

2014-2015 Enrollment and Roster records will be deleted from Educator Portal.

July 31, 2015

ELA & Math

Last day to view reports and extracts for 2014-2015 data through Educator Portal.

First week in August

Science:

 

Individual Student Reports due in districts These reports arrive at districts as they have in the past.

August 5, 2015

ELA & Math

Software Release

August 12, 2015

ELA, Math, and Science

Required Test Administrator Training available in Educator Portal;   Separate Training for new and returning educators.

August 12, 2015

ELA & Math

Professional Development Modules now available in Educator Portal.

August 28, 2015

ELA & Math

Recommended deadline to complete enrollment/user/roster uploads

Dates TBD

 

ELA, Math, and Science

 

ELA, Math, and Science appeals window.  Dates similar to summer 2014.

Fall 2015

Early September TBD

ELA & Math

Webinars conducted for Assessment Coordinator, Data steward, Technical Liaison

September 11, 2015

ELA & Math

Recommended deadline to complete First Contact and Personal Needs and Preferences Profile

September 16, 2015

ELA & Math

Instructional Tools Interface (ITI) is active in Educator Portal.

September 16, 2015

ELA & Math

KITE Client available for testing

September 23, 2015

ELA & Math

Software release

September 24-25, 2015

ELA & Math

ITI temporarily closed due to software release.

October 30, 2015

ELA & Math

Software release

November 2-3, 2015

ELA & Math

ITI is temporarily closed due to software release

December 19, 2015 -January 1, 2016

ELA & Math

ITI closed in Educator Portal

Winter 2015-2016

February 10, 2016

ELA & Math

Deadline to complete required test administrator training before spring window (applicable only to educators who are new to Educator Portal and have not administered any testlets in 2015-2016).

February 1 – 29, 2015

ELA & Math

Data validation/revision window (preparation for Spring Summative Assessment window)

Spring 2016

 

 

March 4

ELA & Math

Final date to mark “Braille and /or Alternate Form” in Access PNP Profile to receive Braille forms for Spring Summative Assessment.

March 7 – end of school year

ELA & Math

Instructional Tools Interface in Educator Portal Closed

March 28 – May 20, 2016

ELA & Math

Spring Summative Assessment

Missouri districts must test within the dates of this window.

July 1, 2016

ELA & Math

Final score results for 2015-2016 school year available in Educator Portal.

July 31, 2016

ELA & Math

Access to 2015-2016 school year data in Educator Portal ends.