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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.


February 2016

  • 2/1/16 - The follow MAP Grade-Level Assessment items have been posted: Test Coordinators Manual, Test Examiners Manuals and Timing Guidelines.
  • 2/1/16 - The 2015-2016 Self-Monitoring Quality Assurance Form for Grade-Level and End-of-Course Assessments has been posted.

January 2016

  • 1/29/16 - A letter went out to District Test Coordinators announcing a two week extension of the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 State Testing Window.
  • 1/13/16 - A revised version of the MAP Grade-Level Assessment Tools and Accommodations list has been posted. This revision adds some clarifying language around the use of calculators and the use of a Paper based assessment without an IEP.
  • 1/11/16 - DRC has made the following updates for the MAP Grade-Level Assessment:
    • eDirect is now open for District Test Coordinators (DTCs) to assign permissions to other staff.
    • Online Tools Training (OTT) is now available. This can be accessed from eDirect or the INSIGHT testing platform.
    • Online Testing Tutorial (Video Tutorials) are now available. These can be accessed from eDirect.
    • The following documents and trainings are now available via eDirect: eDirect User Guide - User Administration, eDirect Training Modules for Enrollments and Testing Windows, DITC Training Presentation.
    • The Enrollment window for ordering Large Print and Braille has opened.
    • The window to identify Science testing windows has opened.
    • The window for providing DRC with PO Numbers had opened.

October 2015


September 2015


August 2015

Future Testing Windows

Assessment 2015 2016 2017 2018
MAP Grade-Level Completed 4/4 - 5/27 3/27 - 5/19 3/26 - 5/18
End-of-Course - Spring Completed 2/22 - 5/27 2/20 - 5/19 2/19 - 5/18
End-of-Course - Summer Completed 6/6 - 8/26 6/5 - 8/25  
End-of-Course - Fall 10/5 - 1/22/16 10/3 - 1/20 10/2 - 1/19  
MAP-A Completed 4/4 - 5/27 2/20 - 5/26 2/19 - 5/25
WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Completed 1/11 - 3/18* (Extended on 1/29) 1/9 - 3/3 1/8 - 3/2
Personal Finance - Spring Completed 2/22 - 5/27 2/20 - 5/19 2/19 - 5/18
Personal Finance - Summer Completed 6/6 - 8/26 6/5 - 8/25  
Personal Finance - Fall 10/5 - 1/22/16 10/3 - 1/20 10/2 - 1/19  
ACT - Paper/Pencil Completed 4/19 (Makeup Date: 5/3)    
ACT - Online N/A 4/16 - 5/3    

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Dates Event
Personal Finance June 8, 2015 to August 28, 2015 Summer 2015 Window
EOC June 8, 2015 to August 28, 2015 Summer 2015 Window
EOC DUE September 18, 2015 Fall 2015 First Precode (students available in iTester 9/28/15 - students may begin testing 10/5/15)
ACCESS for ELLs October 1, 2015 to November 6, 2015 WIDA ACCESS Pre-Code Window
Personal Finance October 5, 2015 to January 22, 2016 Fall 2015 Window
NAEP October 5, 2015 to November 13, 2015 PISA 2016 Testing Window
EOC October 5, 2015 to January 22, 2016 Fall 2015 Window
ACCESS for ELLs October 19, 2015 to November 13, 2015 WIDA ACCESS Test Materials Ordering
MAP-A November 5, 2015 to December 17, 2015 Fall Window
EOC DUE November 6, 2015 Fall 2015 Second Precode (students available in iTester 11/16/15 - students may begin testing 11/23/15)
MAP-A November 9, 2015 to December 2, 2015 Science Fall Field Test
ACCESS for ELLs December 11, 2015 WIDA ACCESS Districts Receive Test Materials (On Or Before)
ACCESS for ELLs December 14, 2015 to March 4, 2016 WIDA ACCESS Student Test Setup
ACCESS for ELLs December 15, 2015 to March 11, 2016 WIDA ACCESS Additional Materials Ordering Window
MAP-A January 1, 2016 to March 1, 2016 Winter Window
ACCESS for ELLs January 11, 2016 to March 18, 2016 ACCESS for ELLs Assessment Window
ACCESS for ELLs January 13, 2016 to March 21, 2016 WIDA ACCESS Districts Pack Completed Test Materials
ACCESS for ELLs January 13, 2016 to March 21, 2016 WIDA ACCESS Districts Ship Completed Test Material To DRC
NAEP January 25, 2016 to March 4, 2016 NAEP 2016 Assessment Window
EOC DUE January 29, 2016 Spring 2016 First Precode (students available in iTester 2/15/16 - students may begin testing 2/22/16)
Grade-Level DUE January 29, 2016 Pre-Code Due Date
EOC February 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016 Spring 2016 Window
Personal Finance February 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016 Spring 2016 Testing Window
NAEP March 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016 PIRLS 2016 Testing Window
EOC DUE March 4, 2016 Spring 2016 Second Precode (students available in iTester 3/14/16 - students may begin testing 3/21/16)
Grade-Level DUE March 11, 2016 2nd Pre-Code Due Date
Grade-Level DUE March 18, 2016 3rd Pre-Code Due Date
EOC DUE April 1, 2016 Spring 2016 Third Precode (students available in iTester 4/11/16 - students may begin testing 4/18/16)
MAP-A April 4, 2016 to May 27, 2016 Spring Window
Grade-Level April 4, 2016 to May 27, 2016 Spring 2016 Testing Window
ACCESS for ELLs April 5, 2016 to April 12, 2016 WIDA ACCESS Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window
ACT April 19, 2016 ACT Statewide Administration
ACCESS for ELLs April 29, 2016 WIDA ACCESS Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online
ACT May 3, 2016 ACT Statewide Administration Make-Up
Personal Finance June 6, 2016 to August 26, 2016 Summer 2016 Window
EOC June 6, 2016 to August 26, 2016 Summer 2016 Window
EOC October 3, 2016 to January 20, 2017 Fall 2016 Window
Personal Finance October 3, 2016 to January 20, 2017 Fall 2016 Window
ACCESS for ELLs January 9, 2017 to March 3, 2017 ACCESS for ELLs Assessment Window
EOC February 20, 2017 to May 26, 2017 Spring 2017 Window
Personal Finance February 20, 2017 to May 26, 2017 Spring 2017 Window
ACT April 19, 2017 ACT Statewide Administration
ACT May 3, 2017 ACT Statewide Administration Make-Up
EOC June 5, 2017 to August 25, 2017 Summer 2017 Window
Personal Finance June 5, 2017 to August 25, 2017 Summer 2017 Window
EOC October 8, 2017 to January 19, 2018 Fall 2017 Window
Personal Finance October 8, 2017 to January 19, 2018 Fall 2017 Window
ACCESS for ELLs January 8, 2018 to March 2, 2018 ACCESS for ELLs Assessment Window
EOC February 19, 2018 to May 25, 2018 Spring 2018 Window
Personal Finance February 19, 2018 to May 25, 2018 Spring 2018 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