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MAP-A Calendar

2014-2015 MAP-A Calendar Of Important Dates

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

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*Revised 9-26-2014: Clarification added regarding the Phase C window

 

MAP-A Calendar of Important Dates

English Language Arts and Mathematics (DLM)

and

Science (ProFile)

School year 2014-2015
 

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 6, 2015
*End of window revised to March 6, 2015

ELA & Math:

 Phase C Required Field Testing and Operational Instructionally embedded assessments available

This phase is for all MAP-A students.

 

Educators administer all available testlets – both field and operational.

 

This phase will be the first phase to include testlets for students with blindness and/or visual impairment.

 

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

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 2-27, 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 and Updates 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