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MAP-A Calendar

 

MAP-A Calendar of Important Dates

English Language Arts and Mathematics (DLM)

and

Science (ProFile)

School year 2014-2015
 

Printable Calendar

*Revised 9-11-2014:  Adjustment of a couple dates between Phase C window and the spring summative assessment

August 13, 2014

ELA & Math:

All pilot and field test records deleted from Educator Portal

All student enrollment and roster records from spring 2014 field testing were removed from Educator Portal.  Educators who participated in the spring 2014 field tests are still enrolled in Educator Portal.

August 15, 2014

ELA & Math:

Technical Liaison Manual Available

On DESE MAP-A webpage.

http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map/manuals

 

August 15, 2014

ELA & Math:

Test Nodes and Mini Maps begin to be available

Most of the nodes and mini maps for fall testing are available.  Will be on DESE MAP-A webpage after September 1, 2014.

 At this time, users can access the nodes and mini maps on the DLM website on Missouri landing page under the Educator Resource Page.  More nodes and mini maps will be added as they are completed and made printer and user friendly  http://www.dynamiclearningmaps.org/content/educator-resource-page/ELA

http://www.dynamiclearningmaps.org/content/educator-resource-page/Math

August 21 – September 5, 2014

Live Webinars Available

Must register – see times on MAP-A webpage under “Training”

http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map-a

 

Webinars are also recorded for later viewing

 

August 22, 2014

DESE MAP-A website updated

The DESE MAP-A webpage includes all information and resources for ELA, math, and science.  http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map-a

 

August 22, 2014

ELA & Math:

Data Steward Manual Available

On DESE MAP-A webpage http://www.dynamiclearningmaps.org/sites/default/files/data_steward_manual.pdf​

 

August 25, 2014

ELA & Math:

District data steward uploads new educators into Educator Portal

Refer to the Data Steward Manual for instructions http://www.dynamiclearningmaps.org/sites/default/files/data_steward_manual.pdf​

 

Refer to the User Template/File and the Translation Guide for User File located at: http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map/enrollment-information

 

August 25, 2014

ELA & Math:

Educators print PPT and notes/transcript for required training

The slides and transcript can be found on the MAP-A webpage under  “Training” at: http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map-a

 

 

 

 

August 25 – September 13, 2014

ELA & Math:

New District Test Coordinator (DTC) sets permission for educators

Educators must activate their accounts

The DTC must go into Educator Portal to set the level of permission for each educator in the district.  New educators have 20 calendar days to activate their account.  The user name is the Educator’s e-mail address.   Refer to the Data Steward Manual for instructions http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map/manuals

 

August 29, 2014

ELA & Math:

Required Training for Test Administration available

Educators access Required Test Administration Training in Educator Portal from the Professional Development tab.  http://educator.cete.us/AART/userHome.htm

 

Procedure for accessing required training available on MAP-A webpage under “Training”  http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map-a

 

Educator must pass at 80% or higher.

September 8, 2014

Science:

 ProFile Opens

Science ONLY

September  8-November 3, 2014

Science:

 Enrollment Window

Science ONLY

September 17, 2014

ELA & Math:

Test Administration Manual (TAM) and Assessment Coordinator Manual available

 

Available on DESE MAP-A webpage:  http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map/manuals

 

September 18, 2014

ELA & Math:

Software release for Educator Portal

 

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

 

If a user does not have Educator Portal, please use this URL:  http://educator.cete.us/AART/userHome.htm

 

September 18, 2014

ELA & Math:

KITE Client download for fall 2014

Updated version of KITE Client for student computers available for download.  Users must download new version; old version will not automatically update.   See Technical Liaison Manual for details.

 

September 18 – October 1, 2014

ELA & Math:

Districts upload students enrollment file and roster file into Educator Portal

Enrollment and Roster file located at  http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map/enrollment-information

 

Refer to the Translation Guides for Enrollment and Roster Files located at: http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map/enrollment-information

 

Refer to the Data Steward Manual for instructions:  http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map/manuals

 

 

 

September 18, 2014

ELA & Math:

Practice Activities/Tests available

Practice testlets are available and have various accessibility features to use for practice, i.e. magnification.  Educators should use practice testlets with students to help educators determine what features to include in a student’s PNP.  (NOTE:  Some of these have been available for many months but new ones are now also available.) http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/map-a

 

September 18-October 1, 2014

ELA & Math:

Data validation/revision

Educators must verify that all student demographic information is correct in Educator Portal and revise as needed.

October 1-10, 2014

ELA & Math:

First Contact Survey and Personal Needs and Preferences Profile (PNP) Completed

Complete First Contact Survey and Personal Needs and Preferences Profile.  (If a student has a previous First Contact record that displays in Educator Portal, the Educator must verify that previous information and update as needed.)

October 10, 2014

Midnight

ELA & Math:

Educator Portal locked down at midnight

Preparation for field testing.  No revisions can be made to district data after midnight October 10, 2014 without contacting the DLM Help Desk (855) 277-9751. 

October 13-31, 2014

ELA & Math:

Phase A Required Field Testing for ELA and Math

All districts to field test.  No test results provided from the field tests.

No operational instructionally embedded testlets available during Phase A.

October 31, 2014

ELA & Math:

Software Release

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

 

October 31-November 7, 2014

ELA & Math:

New students in district must be enrolled.

Only new students should be enrolled.  New students can be uploaded and educators complete First Contact Survey and Personal Needs and Preference Profile.  Educators must verify that all student demographic information is correct and revise as needed.

 

November 7, 2014

Midnight

 

ELA & Math:

Educator Portal locked down at midnight

 

Preparation for field testing.  No revisions can be made to district data after midnight November 7, 2014. 

November 10, 2014

ELA & Math:

Instructional Tools Interface (ITI) tab becomes active in Educator Portal

 

Educators use the Instructional Tools Interface (ITI) tab in Educator Portal to choose Essential Elements from the testing blueprint for each of his or her students for operational testlets.

 

 

November 10-December 20, 2014

ELA & Math:

Phase B Required Field Testing and Operational Instructionally embedded assessments available

Educators administer all available testlets – both field and operational.

 

No test results provided for field tested testlets.

 

Limited number of testlets per Essential Element per linkage level for Phase B Operational testlets.  Limited test results provided – delayed until spring 2015. Date TBD

 

 

December 22 , 2014– January 2, 2015

ELA & Math:

New students in district must be enrolled.

ONLY new students should be enrolled.  New students can be uploaded and educators complete First Contact Survey and Personal Needs and Preference Profile.  Educators must verify that all student demographic information is correct and revise as needed.

December 1, 2014 – January 9, 2015

Science:

materials shipped to the districts

Science ONLY

January 2, 2015

Science:

Transfer Student Participation Deadline

Science ONLY

 

January 2, 2015

ELA & Math:

Educator Portal locked at midnight

Preparation for field testing.  No revisions can be made to district data after midnight January 2, 2015. 

January 5 – January 30, 2015

Science:

Collection Period One

Science ONLY

January 5 – March 13, 2015

ELA & Math:

 Phase C Required Field Testing for Students with Visually Impairment Operational instructionally embedded testlets in English language arts and Mathematics

Educators administer all available testlets – both field and operational.

No test results provided for field tested testlets.

 

Limited number of testlets per Essential Element per linkage level for the operational instructionally embedded testlets. 

 

Limited test results provided in spring 2015. Date TBD

January 19 – February 6, 2015

ELA & Math:

 Braille Field Testing (tentative)

More information will be coming about Braille forms.

 

February 2-27, 2015

Science:

Collection Period Two

Science ONLY

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. 

March 13 - March 16 2015

ELA & Math:

KITE Client and Educator Portal Closed

 

 

Preparation for Spring Summative Assessments. 

March 6, 2015

Science:

Deadline for Return Shipping

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

March 7, 2015

Science:

ProFile Closes

Science ONLY

February 15, 2015

(This date may change)

ELA & Math:

Districts upload user, roster, and enrollment file to DESE

Process and date still being defined

March 16, 2015

ELA & Math:

Student/Educator uploads for Spring Summative Assessment

DESE does upload of files for spring summative assessment.  Directions for process provided later.

March 16 - March 30 2015

ELA & Math:

Data validation/revision

Educators must complete First Contact Survey and Personal Needs and Preference Profile for any new students in Educator Portal.  Educators must verify that all student demographic information is correct and revise as needed. 

March 30-May 22, 2015

ELA & Math:

Spring Summative Assessment

Grades 3-12

 

Students tested on some of the Essential Elements they were tested on operationally during Phases B and C.   

 

All students grades 3-12 test and receive score reports. 

 

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

Summer 2015

ELA & Math:

Standard Setting occurs 

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

First week in August

Science:

 Individual Student Reports due in districts

These reports arrive at districts as they have in the past.

Dates TBD

 

Science:

Appeals window

Science ONLY – appeals process same as past.  Date similar to summer 2014.

Fall 2015

ELA & Math:

Individual student Reports due to districts

Date to be determined.

Fall 2015

ELA & Math:

Appeals window

Process still being determined

 

Contact Information

Assessment

DESE Phone
ARC (MAP-A)
Grade-Level Assessment
Dynamic Learning Maps (MAP-A)
Measured Progress (MAP-A)
Questar (EOC)
WIDA (ACCESS for ELLs)
MetriTech (ACCESS for ELLs)
MetaLogic (Personal Finance)