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Subject: Braille/Large Print MAP Item Review
Source: Heike Imler, Interim Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors and other administrators who supervise teachers of the visually impaired, classroom teachers that have experience with teaching visually impaired students

Date: September 13, 2007

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is in need of at least 21 educators who have classroom experience with visually impaired students to review Terra Nova and Missouri's custom test items.  This review will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 26 and 27.  It will be the goal of the review committee to flag items that have potential Braille and/or Large Print issues for the annual operational MAP assessment. This review is being done in advance of the item selection for the annual operational MAP. Your help is needed.

The meeting will be held at DESE in the 8th floor conference room at the Jefferson Building, 205 Jefferson St. The breakout rooms will also be in the Jefferson Building. Parking is available at the Jefferson City Parking Garage on Madison St. A continental breakfast, along with lunch, will be provided. Mileage and lodging will be reimbursed. 
Please respond as soon as possible to Heike Imler at heike.imler@dese.mo.gov or call 573-751-0601.

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of Special Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Email:  webreplyspe@dese.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-5739   Fax:  573-526-4404


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