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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.

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 2017


August 2017


July 2017

  • 7/17/2017 - MAP-A: Volume 7, Number 1 of the MAP-A Update newsletter sent out.
  • 7/6/2017 - EOC: The Raw-to-Scale Score Conversion Chart has been updated.
  • 7/5/2017 - Available State Assessment Windows for 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years have been updated.

May 2017


April 2017


March 2017


February 2017


January 2017


December 2016


November 2016


October 2016


September 2016


August 2016

 

Assessment Resources

  • 2017-2018 LEA Guide To The Missouri Assessment Program (Coming Soon)

End-of-Course

  • 2017-2018 Test Administration Manual (Coming Soon)
  • 2017-2018 EOC Trainings (Coming Soon)
  • 2017-2018 EOC Tools and Accommodations
  • 2017-2018 EOC Blueprints
  • 2017-2018 Guide To Interpreting Results

MAP Grade-Level

ACCESS for ELLs

Other

 

Statewide Testing Windows

Assessment Event 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
MAP Grade-Level Assessment Spring Summative 4/2/18 - 5/25/18 4/1/19 - 5/24/19 3/30/20 - 5/22/20
End-of-Course/ Personal Finance Summer Summative 6/5/17 - 8/25/17 6/4/18 - 8/24/18 6/3/19 - 8/23/19
End-of-Course/ Personal Finance Fall Summative 10/2/17 - 1/19/18 10/1/18 - 1/18/19 10/7/19 - 1/24/20
End-of-Course/ Personal Finance Spring Summative 2/19/18 - 5/25/18 2/18/19 - 5/24/19 2/17/20 - 5/22/20
MAP-Alternate (MAP-A) Fall/Winter Instructionally Embedded Assessments Window

9/19/17 - 2/28/18 (system closed from 12/20/17 - 1/1/18)

TBD TBD
MAP-Alternate (MAP-A) Spring Summative 3/26/18 - 5/18/18 3/25/19 - 5/17/19 3/23/20 - 5/22/20
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 English Language Proficiency 1/8/18 - 3/2/18 1/7/19 - 3/1/19 1/6/20 - 2/28/20

In 2014 Missouri legislators passed House Bill 1490, mandating the development of the Missouri Learning Expectations. In April of 2016, these Missouri Learning Expectations were adopted by the State Board of Education. Groups of Missouri educators from across the state collaborated to create the documents necessary to support the implementation of these expectations.

One of the documents developed is the item specification document, which includes all Missouri grade level/course expectations arranged by domains/strands. It defines what could be measured on a variety of assessments. The document serves as the foundation of the assessment development process.

Although teachers may use this document to provide clarity to the expectations, these specifications are intended for summative, benchmark, and large‐scale assessment purposes.

Components of the item specifications include:

  • Expectation Unwrapped breaks down a list of clearly delineated content and skills the students are expected to know and be able to do upon mastery of the Expectation.
  • Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Ceiling indicates the highest level of cognitive complexity that would typically be assessed on a large scale assessment. The DOK ceiling is not intended to limit the complexity one might reach in classroom instruction.
  • Item Format indicates the types of items used in large scale assessment. For each expectation, the item format specifies the type best suited for that particular expectation.
  • Content Limits/Assessment Boundaries are parameters that item writers should consider when developing a large scale assessment. For example, some expectations should not be assessed on a large scale assessment but are better suited for local assessment.
  • Sample stems are examples that address the specific elements of each expectation and address varying DOK levels. The sample stems provided in this document are in no way intended to limit the depth and breadth of possible item stems. The expectation should be assessed in a variety of ways.
  • Text Types suggests a broad list of text types for both literary and informational expectations. This list is not intended to be all inclusive: other text types may be used in the classroom setting. The expectations were written in grade level bands; for this reason, the progression of the expectations relies upon increasing levels of quantitative and qualitative text complexities. (English Language Arts Only)
  • Calculator Designation indicates whether a calculator will be available for test questions written to a particular expectations on the large-scale assessment. (Mathematics Only)
  • Stimulus Materials defines types of stimulus materials that can be used in the item stems. (Science and Social Studies Only)
  • Possible Evidence indicates observable methods in which a student can show understanding of the expectations. (Science Only)

 

English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Dates Event
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
MAP-A September 19, 2017 to February 28, 2018 Instructionally Embedded Window (Unavailable 12/20-1/1)
EOC October 2, 2017 to January 19, 2018 Fall 2017 Testing Window
Personal Finance October 2, 2017 to January 19, 2018 Fall 2017 Testing Window
MAP-A November 13, 2017 to February 28, 2018 Science Field Testing Window
ACCESS for ELLs January 8, 2018 to March 2, 2018 2018 English Language Proficiency Assessment
EOC February 19, 2018 to May 25, 2018 Spring 2018 Testing Window
Personal Finance February 19, 2018 to May 25, 2018 Spring 2018 Testing Window
MAP-A March 26, 2018 to May 18, 2018 Spring Assessment Window
Grade-Level April 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018 Spring 2018 Testing Window
EOC June 4, 2018 to August 24, 2018 Summer 2018 Testing Window
Personal Finance June 4, 2018 to August 24, 2018 Summer 2018 Testing Window
EOC October 1, 2018 to January 18, 2019 Fall 2018 Testing Window
Personal Finance October 1, 2018 to January 18, 2019 Fall 2018 Testing Window
ACCESS for ELLs January 7, 2019 to March 1, 2019 2019 English Language Proficiency Assessment
EOC February 18, 2019 to May 24, 2019 Spring 2019 Testing Window
Personal Finance February 18, 2019 to May 24, 2019 Spring 2019 Testing Window
MAP-A March 25, 2019 to May 17, 2019 Spring 2019 Testing Window
Grade-Level April 1, 2019 to May 24, 2019 Spring 2019 Testing Window
Personal Finance June 3, 2019 to August 23, 2019 Summer 2019 Testing Window
EOC June 3, 2019 to August 23, 2019 Summer 2019 Testing Window
EOC October 7, 2019 to January 24, 2020 Fall 2019 Testing Window
Personal Finance October 7, 2019 to January 24, 2020 Fall 2019 Testing Window
ACCESS for ELLs January 6, 2020 to February 28, 2020 2020 English Language Proficiency Assessment
EOC February 17, 2020 to May 22, 2020 Spring 2020 Testing Window
Personal Finance February 17, 2020 to May 22, 2020 Spring 2020 Testing Window
MAP-A March 23, 2020 to May 22, 2020 Spring 2020 Testing Window
Grade-Level March 30, 2020 to May 22, 2020 Spring 2020 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

 

Administrative Memos

Webinars

Web Applications

Contact Information

Assessment

DESE Assessment Phone
EOC Help Desk (Questar)
Grade-Level Help Desk (DRC)
MAP-A Help Desk (DLM)
ACCESS for ELLs Help Desk (DRC)
WIDA Help Desk (WIDA)
Personal Finance Help Desk (MetaLogic)

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