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Assessment

The Assessment section provides professional services related to the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The Assessment Section manages test development, on-going test maintenance, and oversees the test administration for four statewide, large-scale assessments. The MAP assessments test students’ progress toward mastery of the Missouri Show-Me Standards.

Assessment

Assessment Updates

The following list includes updates to assessment documents, communications from DESE Assessment to District Test Coordinators (DTC) and the release of Administrative Memos concerning the Missouri Assessment Program.


September 2016


August 2016

Future Testing Windows

Assessment Event 2016 2017 2018
MAP Grade-Level Assessment Spring Summative Completed 4/3 - 5/26 4/2 - 5/25
End-of-Course/ Personal Finance Spring Summative Completed 2/20 - 5/26 2/19 - 5/25
End-of-Course/ Personal Finance Summer Summative Completed 6/5 - 8/25 TBD
End-of-Course/ Personal Finance Fall Summative 10/3 - 1/20 10/2 - 1/19 TBD
MAP-Alternate (MAP-A) Spring Summative Completed 3/27 - 5/19 TBD
MAP-Alternate (MAP-A) Fall/Winter Instructionally Embedded Assessments Window 9/21/16 - 2/28/17 TBD TBD
ACT Paper/Pencil Completed 4/19 (Make-Up Date: 5/3) TBD
ACT Online Completed 4/19-5/3 TBD
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 English Language Proficiency Completed 1/9-3/3 TBD

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Dates Event
MAP-A
September 21, 2016 to February 24, 2017
Instructionally Embedded Assessments Window
EOC
October 3, 2016 to January 20, 2017
Fall 2016 Testing Window
Personal Finance
October 3, 2016 to January 20, 2017
Fall 2016 Testing Window
ACCESS for ELLs
October 3, 2016 to November 10, 2016
Test Materials Ordering Window
EOC DUE November 4, 2016 Fall 2016 Second Pre-Code Window
ACCESS for ELLs DUE November 4, 2016 Pre-Code Due Date
ACCESS for ELLs
November 14, 2016 to March 3, 2017
Test Setup Available
Grade-Level November 21, 2016 CDT Test Setup Available
ACCESS for ELLs December 12, 2016 Districts Receive Test Materials
ACCESS for ELLs
December 12, 2016 to February 24, 2017
Additional Test Materials Ordering Window
Grade-Level
December 19, 2016 to July 28, 2017
CDT Testing Window
EOC DUE January 27, 2017 Spring 2017 First Pre-Code Due Date
NAEP
January 30, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Grade 4 Math and Reading Assessment
NAEP
January 30, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Grade 8 Math, Reading, Civics, Geography, US History, Writing Assessments
Grade-Level DUE February 10, 2017 Spring 2017 First Pre-Code Due Date
EOC
February 20, 2017 to May 26, 2017
Spring 2017 Testing Window
Personal Finance
February 20, 2017 to May 26, 2017
Spring 2017 Testing Window
Grade-Level DUE March 3, 2017 Spring 2017 Second Pre-Code Due Date
EOC DUE March 3, 2017 Spring 2017 Second Pre-Code Due Date
ACCESS for ELLs DUE March 17, 2017 Deadline To Ship Materials
Grade-Level DUE March 17, 2017 Spring 2017 Third Pre-Code Due Date
MAP-A
March 27, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Spring Summative Testing Window
EOC DUE March 31, 2017 Spring 2017 Third Pre-Code Due Date
ACCESS for ELLs
April 3, 2017 to April 10, 2017
Data Validation Window
Grade-Level
April 3, 2017 to May 26, 2017
Spring 2017 Testing Window
ACT
April 19, 2017 to May 3, 2017
Statewide Online Administration
ACT April 19, 2017 Statewide Paper Administration
NAEP
April 24, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Grade 8 Writing Assessment
ACT May 3, 2017 Statewide Paper Administration (Make-Up Date)
ACCESS for ELLs May 8, 2017 Districts Receive Student Reports
EOC
June 5, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Summer 2017 Testing Window
Personal Finance
June 5, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Summer 2017 Testing Window
EOC
October 2, 2017 to January 19, 2018
Fall 2017 Testing Window
EOC
February 19, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Spring 2018 Testing Window
Grade-Level
April 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Spring 2018 Testing Window

Peer Review Status

All states' assessment systems are submitted to the United States Department of Education for Peer Review to document that they meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The current Peer Review status of all components of the Missouri Assessment Program is as follows:

Assessment Status
Grades 3 - 8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Full Approval
Grades 5 and 8 Science Full Approval
Algebra I, Biology, and English II Full Approval
MAP-A: ELA, Math, and Science (Based On Alternate Achievement Standards) Full Approval