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Subject: Accommodations for MAP and EOC Testing

Source: Jackie Bruner, Director, Compliance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Teachers

Date: August 23, 2010

REMINDER

As a new school year begins, IEP teams may be reviewing IEPs to determine appropriate accommodations for students participating in MAP and End of Course Assessments. 

The Office of Special Education would like to remind teams that accommodations chosen for these assessments should reflect those required by the student in the daily classroom settings.  For instance, if a student has a scribe for his/her daily work, then the use of a scribe for MAP/EOC assessments would be appropriate for the team to consider.  If the student completes his/her daily work without the use of a scribe, we would not expect to see this accommodation used for MAP/EOC assessments.  For more information on the use of accommodations in daily instruction and assessment and on state and district-wide assessments, you may access a PowerPoint presentation at http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/assess/tech/ (under MAP Accommodations, click on Accommodations Manual PowerPoint Slides).

As indicated in a SELs message sent on July 22, 2010, http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/LS07.22.10-2.htm, Model Form D, one of the attachments to the IEP, has been revised to include the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/naep/.  The revised forms are available on the Department website at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Compliance/IEP/Index.html.

If your district has been notified of selection for this national test, IEP teams will need to consider the participation of and accommodations for students with disabilities taking this assessment.