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Grade-Level

The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards which are the educational standards in Missouri. The Grade-Level Assessment is a yearly standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri.

Who takes the Grade-Level Assessment?

All students in grades 3-8 in Missouri will take the grade level assessment. English Language Arts and Mathematics are administered in all grades. Science is administered in grades 5 and 8. A few groups of students may be exempt from certain portions or all of the assessment. Those include:

  • Students whose IEP teams have determined that the MAP-A is the appropriate assessment do not have to take the Grade-Level assessment.
  • English Language Learners (ELL) who have been in the United States 12 cumulative months or fewer at the time of administration may be exempted from taking the English Language Arts portion. All other content areas must be assessed.
  • Foreign exchange students are allowed, but are not required to take the assessment. This is a district decision.
  • Homeschooled students may take part in the assessment at the local district's discretion.
  • Private school students are not required to take the Grade-Level assessment.

Important Dates

Dates Event
November 21, 2016 CDT Test Setup Available
December 19, 2016 to July 28, 2017
CDT Testing Window
DUE February 10, 2017 Spring 2017 First Pre-Code Due Date
DUE March 3, 2017 Spring 2017 Second Pre-Code Due Date
DUE March 17, 2017 Spring 2017 Third Pre-Code Due Date
April 3, 2017 to May 26, 2017
Spring 2017 Testing Window
April 2, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Spring 2018 Testing Window

Grade-Level Assessment

Resources


2015-2016 Administration


2014-2015 Administration


General Resources

Achievement Level Descriptors

English Language Arts - Grade 3
English Language Arts - Grade 4
English Language Arts - Grade 5
English Language Arts - Grade 6
English Language Arts - Grade 7
English Language Arts - Grade 8
Mathematics - Grade 3
Mathematics - Grade 4
Mathematics - Grade 5
Mathematics - Grade 6
Mathematics - Grade 7
Mathematics - Grade 8
Science - Abbreviated
Science - Unabbreviated

 


Released Items - Science

Released Items Scoring Guide Anchor Papers
Grade 5 Grade 5  
Grade 7 Grade 7 Grade 7
Grade 8 Grade 8  

**Please Note: There are currently no released items for English Language Arts or Mathematics at any grade level.

 

English Language Arts Writing Rubrics, Prompts and Scoring Samples

Grade 5 Grade 8

ELA Rubrics

Writing Prompt Writing Prompt

Scoring Samples

Scoring Samples

Cost

The following information reflects district cost for statewide assessments for the 2014-2015 school year. The pricing for assessments used for accountability purposes reflect no total increase in cost to school districts.

Grade Cost
3 $1.80
4 $1.80
5 $1.80
6 $1.80
7 $1.80
8 $1.80

 

Classroom Diagnostic Tool (CDT)

The Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a set of online assessments designed to measure specific student strengths, areas of need, skills, and knowledge throughout the school year to help guide instruction and intervention. The online assessments are available in the following areas:

  • Mathematics Grade 3-5
  • Mathematics Grades 6-8
  • Reading Grades 3-5
  • Reading Grades 6-8

IMPORTANT NOTE

The CDT assessment has not been designed as a predictive tool to indicate how a student will perform on the spring summative tests. It is very important that district and school personnel not use student results from the CDT to gauge how students may perform on the summative assessments.

CDT Resources


Important Dates

Date Item Notes
10/5/15 DRC assigns DTCs to the CDT 2015–2016 administration, and assign permissions. DTCs must then copy DITCs, STCs, and Test Examiners from the Summative Spring 2015 administration to the CDT 2015–2016 administration and assign permissions. Any users not already in eDIRECT must be added.
10/5/15 eDIRECT User Guide – User Administration Access under General Information – Documents and select eDIRECT User Guides from the Document Type dropdown. DTCs use this guide to assist in setting up users and assigning permissions to eDIRECT.
10/5/15 DRC INSIGHT Technology User Guide Access under General Information – Documents and select INSIGHT Technology User Guide from the Document Type dropdown. DITCs use this guide to assist in installing and configuring INSIGHT software for online testing. NOTE: The new INSIGHT online testing platform version 6.0 must be downloaded from eDIRECT, configured and installed on testing devices. The old version (used for spring 2015 testing) must be uninstalled.
10/5/15 DITC Training Presentation (recorded) Access under General Information – Documents and select DITC Training from the Document Type dropdown. DITCs view this training to learn about changes to the INSIGHT software to prepare for installing and configuring the software for online testing. NOTE: The new INSIGHT online testing platform version 6.0 must be downloaded from eDIRECT, configured and installed on testing devices. The old version (used for spring 2015 testing) must be uninstalled.
10/5/15 CDT User Guide Access under General Information – Documents and select CDT User Guide from the Document Type dropdown. DTCs and STCs use this guide as a reference to learn more about and prepare for the CDT assessments.
10/5/15 Online Tools Training (OTT) Access under via the DRC INSIGHT Online Assessments software icon on the device desktop, or access the public version via the link on the eDIRECT homepage. Students use this training to become familiar with the online testing navigation and functionality. OTTs should be used after students have viewed the Online Testing Tutorial.
10/8/15 CDT Online Testing Tutorial Recorded and posted to eDirect Access under Test Setup – General Information – Test Tutorials, or via a link on the INSIGHT software landing page. Students and teachers use this tutorial to become familiar with the INSIGHT functionality. It is also beneficial for DTCs, STCs, TEs, and Teachers to view the tutorial.
10/12/15 DTC Training Presentation Recorded and posted to eDirect Access under General Information – Documents and select DTC Training from the Document Type dropdown. DTCs use this recorded training to learn about roles and responsibilities for administering and overseeing the CDT assessments.
10/12/15 eDIRECT Training Modules for User Administration posted to eDirect Access under General Information – Documents and select eDIRECT Training – User Admin from the Document Type dropdown. DTCs and STCs may view these training modules to learn more about setting up users and assigning permissions in eDIRECT.
10/19/15 eDIRECT Training Modules for Test Setup Recorded and posted to eDirect Access under General Information – Documents and select eDIRECT Training – Test Setup from the Document Type dropdown. DTCs, STCs, and Teachers/Test Examiners may use these training modules to learn how to use the Test Setup System, which is used to manage student and teacher information, create test sessions, update student accommodations, print test tickets, and monitor student testing.
10/19/15 eDIRECT User Guide – Test Setup posted to eDirect Access under General Information – Documents and select eDIRECT User Guides from the Document Type dropdown. DTCs, STCs, and Teachers/Test Examiners use this guide to assist in using the Test Setup System which is used to manage student and teacher information, create test sessions, update student accommodations, print test tickets, and monitor student testing.
10/19/15 eDIRECT Test Setup functionality available Test Setup is where DTCs and STCs will load student and teacher information and set up test sessions. Preparations in Test Setup must be completed prior to testing, or students will not be able to test.
11/2/15 - 7/29/16 CDT Test Window