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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 communications from DESE Assessment and the release of Administrative Memos concerning assessment to District Test Coordinators.

April 2015

  • 4/17/15 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #59 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 4/10/15 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #58 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 4/6/15 - Grade-Level Assessment Update - An e-mail with information about PDF print forms and accommodations/test tickets.

March 2015


February 2015

  • 2/20/15 - Grade-Level Assessment Updates - An e-mail with information about corrected slides in the DTC and Test Examiner trainings.
  • 2/20/15 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #54 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 2/18/15 - Grade-Level Assessment Updates - An e-mail reminder about Administrative Memo CCR-15-005 and Grade-Level training.
  • 2/11/15 - Assessment Updates - An e-mail with updates about the Grade-Level Assessment training and End-of-Course Manuals.
  • 2/5/15 - Administrative Memo CCR-15-005 - Memo regarding change from computer adaptive to fixed form for the Grade-Level Assessment.

January 2015

  • 1/23/15 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #53 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 1/22/15 - Administrative Memo CCR-15-004 - Memo regarding the ACT Administration and Non-Public Students.
  • 1/16/15 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #52 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 1/15/15 - Assessment Updates - An e-mail with updates on EOC reporting timelines, Grade-Level Science Online Tools Training, Practice Items and Tutorials and Grade-Level Timing Guidelines.
  • 1/9/15 - Administrative Memo CCR-15-001 - Memo regarding the Grade-Level Interim Assessments.
  • 1/2/15 - Assessment Updates - An e-mail with updates on EOC trainings, digital library, and Grade-Level information.

December 2014

  • 12/31/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #51 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 12/17/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #50 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 12/5/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #49 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.
  • 12/2/14 - End-of-Course Information - Updates regarding the cost of optional EOC assessments and information about EOC Pre-Tests.
  • 12/1/14 - Dynamic Learning Maps Update #48 - A weekly update on the new MAP-A for ELA and Math.

November 2014


October 2014


September 2014

Assessment 2015 2016 2017 2018
Grade-Level Assessments 3/30 - 5/22 3/28 - 5/20 3/27 - 5/19 3/26 - 5/18
End-of-Course Assessments Spring - 2/23 - 5/22 Spring - 2/22 - 5/20 Spring - 2/20 - 5/19 Spring - 2/19 - 5/18
Summer - 6/8 - 8/28 Summer - 6/6 - 8/26 Summer - 6/5 - 8/25  
Fall - 10/5 -1/22 Fall - 10/3 - 1/20 Fall - 10/2 - 1/19  
ACCESS for ELLs 1/12 - 3/6 1/11 - 3/4 1/9 - 3/3 1/8 - 3/2
Personal Finance 2/23 - 5/29 2/22 - 5/27 2/20 - 5/26 2/19 - 5/25
MAP-Alternate (DLM)
ELA and Math
3/30 - 5/22 3/28 - 5/20 3/27 - 5/19 3/26 - 5/18
MAP-Alternate
Science
1/05-1/30
(1st collection)
1/04-1/29
(1st collection)
1/03-1/27
(1st collection)
1/02-1/26
(1st collection)
2/02-3/06
(2nd collection)
2/01-3/4
(2nd collection)
1/30-3/3
(2nd collection)
1/29-3/2
(2nd collection)
ACT 4/28 4/19 TBD TBD
         

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Dates Event
Personal Finance June 9, 2014 to August 29, 2014 Summer 2014 Window
ACCESS for ELLs September 15, 2014 to September 26, 2014 DTC Gathers ELL Roster and Tier Placement
EOC DUE September 19, 2014 Fall 2014 First Precode - Students Available in iTester 9/29 - Students May Begin Testing 10/6
ACCESS for ELLs September 29, 2014 to October 31, 2014 Ordering ACCESS Test Materials
ACCESS for ELLs September 29, 2014 to November 7, 2014 Precoding for ACCESS for ELLs
EOC October 6, 2014 to January 23, 2015 Fall 2014 Window
Personal Finance October 6, 2014 to January 23, 2015 Fall 2014 Window
EOC DUE November 7, 2014 Fall 2014 Second Precode - Students Available in iTester 11/17 - Students May Begin Testing 11/24
ACCESS for ELLs December 12, 2014 Test Materials Arrive In District
ACCESS for ELLs January 12, 2015 to March 6, 2015 ACCESS for ELLs TEST WINDOW
NAEP January 26, 2015 to March 6, 2015 2015 Testing Window
EOC DUE January 30, 2015 Spring 2015 First Precode - Students Available in iTester 2/16/15 - Students May Begin Testing 2/23/15
Grade-Level DUE January 30, 2015 Pre-Code File Due
ACCESS for ELLs February 20, 2015 Additional ACCESS for ELLs Materials Ordering Deadline
EOC February 23, 2015 to May 22, 2015 Spring 2015 Window
Personal Finance February 23, 2015 to May 22, 2015 Spring 2015 Window
ACCESS for ELLs March 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015 Districts Pack and Ship ACCESS for ELLs Materials
EOC DUE March 6, 2015 Spring 2015 Second Precode - Students Available in iTester 3/16/15 - Students May Begin Testing 3/23/15
ACCESS for ELLs March 20, 2015 Deadline to Ship ACCESS for ELLs Materials
Grade-Level March 30, 2015 to May 22, 2015 MAP Grade-Level Assessments Window
MAP-A March 30, 2015 to May 22, 2015 English language arts and Mathematics - Dynamic Learning Maps (Year-Ends)
NAEP March 30, 2015 to May 29, 2015 TIMSS Testing Window
EOC DUE April 3, 2015 Spring 2015 Third Precode - Students Available in iTester 4/20/15 - Students May Begin Testing 4/27/15
ACT April 28, 2015 ACT Statewide Administration
ACT May 12, 2015 ACT Statewide Administration Make-Up
ACCESS for ELLs May 20, 2015 to May 22, 2015 Reports Arrive In District
EOC June 8, 2015 to August 28, 2015 Summer 2015 Window
EOC October 5, 2015 to January 22, 2016 Fall 2015 Window
NAEP October 5, 2015 to November 13, 2015 PISA 2016 Testing Window
MAP-A October 7, 2015 to December 17, 2015 Fall Window
ELA, Math, and Science
MAP-A January 1, 2016 to March 1, 2016 Winter Window
ELA, Math, and Science
NAEP January 25, 2016 to March 4, 2016 NAEP 2016 Assessment Window
EOC February 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016 Spring 2016 Window
NAEP March 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016 PIRLS 2016 Testing Window
MAP-A March 28, 2016 to May 20, 2016 End-of-Year Window
ELA, Math, and Science
EOC June 6, 2016 to August 26, 2016 Summer 2016 Window
EOC October 3, 2016 to January 20, 2017 Fall 2016 Window
EOC February 20, 2017 to May 16, 2017 Spring 2017 Window
EOC June 5, 2017 to August 25, 2017 Summer 2017 Window
EOC October 8, 2017 to January 19, 2018 Fall 2017 Window
EOC 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