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.
|DUE February 1, 2019||MAP Grade-Level First Spring Pre-Code DUE - Students in system 2/25 - Students may begin testing 4/1|
|DUE March 1, 2019||MAP Grade-Level Second Spring Pre-Code DUE - Students in system 3/11 - Students may begin testing 4/1|
|DUE March 15, 2019||MAP Grade-Level Third Spring Pre-Code DUE - Students in system 3/25 - Students may begin testing 4/1|
|April 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019||MAP Grade-Level Spring Testing Window - Updated 3/13|
|March 30, 2020 to May 22, 2020||MAP Grade-Level Spring 2020 Testing Window|
- 2018-2019 LEA Guide To The Missouri Assessment Program
- 2018-2019 Grade-Level Assessment Blueprints
- 2018-2019 Timing Guidelines
- 2018-2019 Grade-Level Assessment Tools And Accommodations
- 2018-2019 Self-Monitoring Quality Assurance Form
- 2018-2019 Grade-Level Assessment Parent/Guardian Sample Letter
- 2017-2018 Guide To Interpreting Results2016-2017 Guide To Interpreting Results
- 2015-2016 Guide To Interpreting Results
- Guidelines For Use Of A Scribe
- Assessment Standards For Missouri Public Schools - Currently Being Updated
- Technical Assistance Bulletin: State District-Wide Assessments Of School Achievement
- MAP Information For Parents
Performance Level Descriptors
English Language Arts Scoring Guides
- Grade-Level Assessment Test Coordinator's Manual
- Grade 3 Examiner's Manual
- Grade 4 Examiner's Manual
- Grade 5 Examiner's Manual
- Grade 6 Examiner's Manual
- Grade 7 Examiner's Manual
- Grade 8 Examiner's Manual
Prior to test administration, test examiners must familiarize themselves with the testing manual(s) and participate in any district created training.
The information in the following Power Point can be used as part of district created training. The Power Point training is not a substitution for district created training or for reading the manuals above.
- Power Point - Updated 4/2/19
The MAP Grade-Level assessments have a number of resources available for LEAs to use to prepare for state testing.
Online Tools Training (OTTs)
OTTs give users the ability to use the tools available in the INSIGHT testing platform on a variety of item types. Using the OTTs will allow users to become comfortable with using the built in system tools prior to the summative assessment. The OTTs are accessible at any time with no limits on usage. NOTE: The OTTs are only accessible via Google Chrome.
Test Tutorials allow users to watch recorded videos that demonstrate the features of INSIGHT and the tools that will be used for the operational assessments. Test Tutorials are available for all subjects and are divided by content into two categories:
The practice form mirrors the operational assessment and gives users the ability to see the types of items that will be on the assessment and, if taking the practice test online, become comfortable with answering items within the INSIGHT testing platform.
2018-2019 Grade-Level Assessments Training Modules
DRC has created a series of training modules for districts to use in conjunction with the manuals. Districts may choose to use these modules as part of their local district training.
These training modules can be found in eDirect - https://www.drcedirect.com/all/eca-portal-ui/welcome/MO
Once eDirect has loaded, click All Applications>General Information and choose the Spring 2019 Summative Grade-Level under the Administration drop-down. Then choose the appropriate Document Type and training. A description of all the training modules can be found below.
|eDIRECT Training - Test Management||Add/Edit Students Module||This training module demonstrates how to add students to eDIRECT and edit their information.|
|eDIRECT Training - Test Management||Test Sessions Module||This training module demonstrates how to create test sessions, add students to test sessions and print test tickets via eDIRECT.|
|eDIRECT Training - User Management||Add/Edit Users Module||This training module demonstrates how to add users to eDIRECT and edit their information.|
|eDIRECT Training - User Management||General Info Module||This training module provides details about how to access the various user guides, manuals, training modules, and other important documents available via eDIRECT.|
|eDIRECT Training - User Management||Initial Login Module||This training module demonstrates the steps users take upon initial login into eDIRECT.|
|eDIRECT Training - Additional Materials||Additional Materials Training Module||This training module demonstrates how to place orders for additional Large Print and Braille materials.|
|eDIRECT Training - Enrollments||Enrollments Training Module||This training module demonstrates how to place orders for Large Print and Braille materials, upload Purchase Orders, and enter district test window dates.|
|eDIRECT Training - Materials Accountability Form||Materials Accountability Form Training Module||This training module demonstrates how to access and complete the Materials Accountability Form.|
|eDIRECT Training - Training Modules||Training Materials||This training module provides information about all the pre-recorded training modules and how to access them in eDIRECT.|
|eDIRECT Training - System Updates||System Updates||This training module demonstrates how to access and view the Supported System Requirements documentation that DRC updates on a quarterly basis.|
|eDIRECT Training - Training Modules||Physical Materials||This training module provides information about the physical testing materials used for the Summative assessments and how to prepare them to be returned to DRC for secure materials inventory.|
|DITC Training||2018-2019 Training Session||This is a recorded version of the live IT training from Oct. 2018. The training covers the switch from TSMs to Central Office Services (COS) to be used in conjunction with the student INSIGHT platform.|
|DITC Training||2018-2019 Training Presentation||These are the slides from the IT training.|
The following information reflects district cost for statewide assessments for the 2018-2019 school year. The pricing for assessments used for accountability purposes reflect no total increase in cost to school districts.
Practice Forms can also be accessed via eDirect.