Subject: MAP/End-of-Course Item Writers
Meeting, Application Deadline September 14
Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner
Intended Audience: Special Education Contacts
Date: September 6, 2007
In anticipation of awarding a contract for the development and
administration of the end-of-course exams for MAP Algebra I, MAP Biology,
and MAP English II, the Assessment Section of DESE has scheduled an item
writing meeting to be held on September 25-27, 2007, at the Assessment
Resource Center in Columbia. The timeline for submitting the application to
participate is very short and space is limited! The item writer application
can be found on the Division of School Improvement web page.
Teachers are to download, complete, and return their application by fax to
the Assessment Section at 573-526-0812. The link to download this form is
Deadline is September 14.
Please distribute this information to any of your staff who may be eligible
to apply. The item writer will need to be available to attend all three days
of the meeting. Again, no applications will be accepted after September 14.
Item writers who are chosen to attend will be notified within a week
following the deadline.
We are confident that with the help of Missouri teachers, the development of
the assessment will be valid and suitable for our secondary students. Thank
you for your support of this important event. If you have any
questions or need assistance, please call the Assessment Section at