Guide To The Missouri Assessment Program

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This page provides the information available in the Guide to the Missouri Assessment Program.

The Guide to the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is a source for information about each of the assessments, resources and links for administrators, district testing coordinators (DTCs), teachers and parents of Missouri public school students.

Assessments used in Missouri are designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in Missouri’s Learning Standards (MLS). The assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, district and state levels. This information is used to diagnose individual student strengths and weaknesses in relation to the instruction of the MLS, and to gauge the overall quality of education throughout Missouri.

All assessments are administered online unless determined by an IEP/504 plan or otherwise noted.

To access the current version of the 2022-2023 Guide in PDF form, click here.


History of the Missouri Assessment Program

The MAP is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in Missouri’s Learning Standards (MLS). The assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, district, and state levels. This information is used to diagnose individual student strengths and weaknesses in relation to the instruction of the MLS, and to gauge the overall quality of education throughout Missouri.

The MAP traces its origin to the 1993 Outstanding Schools Act. This act required that Missouri create a statewide assessment system that measured challenging academic standards. From this act, grade-span assessments were created that measured Missouri’s Show-Me standards. Originally, MAP was designed to be a grade-span test: Grades 3, 7, and 11 in Communication Arts, Grades 4, 8, and 10 in Mathematics, and Grades 3, 7, and 10 in Science.

In 2001, the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation was enacted. In accordance with the NCLB legislation, student performance, reported in terms of proficiency categories, is used to determine the adequate yearly progress of students at the school, district, and state levels. NCLB also required states to develop grade-level tests in both Reading and Mathematics to be administered in Grades 3 through 8 and once in high school. It also required that states have Science assessments to be administered at least once in Grades 3 through 5, once in Grades 6 through 9, and once in Grades 10 through 12 by the 2007–2008 school year. In 2008, grade-span tests were administered in Science in grades 5 and 8 for the first time.

In lieu of High School grade-level assessments, Missouri began administering End-of-Course (EOC) assessments starting in the 2008-2009 school year. Algebra I, English II and Biology were the first EOCs administered. The following year, Government, American History, English I, Algebra II and Geometry became operational. The move to EOC assessments was also a move to online testing.

The 2014-2015 school year was another time of transition for the Missouri Assessment Program. Grade-Level assessments in English language arts and mathematics at grades 3-8 and science in grades 5 and 8 were administered fully online for the first time.

Current Version & Updates/Changes

The Guide to the Missouri Assessment Program is a living document that will be will be updated as more information becomes available. When each new version is released, communications will be sent to each District Testing Coordinator, and the version change will be noted on the DESE website.

Version Notes
1 Released August 19, 2022

Updates/Changes for 2022-2023

End-of-Course
  • Timing Guidelines for Biology and Physical Science have been updated. 
Contact Information
Contact Phone E-Mail
DESE Assessment 573-751-3545 assessment@dese.mo.gov

Grade-Level

Data Recognition Corp. (DRC)

800-544-9868 maphelpdesk@datarecognitioncorp.com

End-of-Course

Questar

800-571-2545 mocustomersupport@questarai.com

MAP-A

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

844-675-4479 dlm-support@ku.edu

WIDA ACCESS - WIDA Website, Test Administration

WIDA

866-276-7735 help@wida.us

WIDA ACCESS - Test Materials, Tech Support

Data Recognition Corp. (DRC)

855-787-9615 wida@datarecognitioncorp.com
DESE Pre-Coding 573-522-3207 dsm@dese.mo.gov
Accountability Data 573-526-4886 accountabilitydata@dese.mo.gov
Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP) 573-751-4426 msip@dese.mo.gov
    Testing Windows
    Assessment Event Dates
    MAP Grade-Level Spring Summative 04/03/23 - 05/26/23
    End-of-Course Summer Summative 06/06/22 - 07/29/22
    End-of-Course Fall Summative 10/24/22 - 01/27/23
    End-of-Course Spring Summative 03/06/23 - 05/26/23
    MAP-A Fall Instructionally Embedded Assessments - Required for ELA and Math 09/12/22 - 12/16/22
    MAP-A Spring Instructionally Embedded Assessments - Required for ELA, Math and Science 02/06/23 - 05/19/23
    ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency 01/19/23 - 03/03/23
    Assessment Costs

    The following information reflects district cost for statewide assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. The pricing for assessments used for accountability purposes reflect no total increase in cost to school districts.

    Grade-Level

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

    End-of-Course

    Content Cost
    Algebra I* $1.80
    Biology* $1.80
    English II* $1.80
    Government* Free
    Algebra II $1.88
    American History Free
    English I $4.03
    Geometry $1.88
    Physical Science $1.88
    Personal Finance Free

    Other Assessments

    Assessment Grade/Content Cost
    MAP-A ELA, Math, Science Free
    WIDA ACCESS English Language Proficiency Free

    *Required For Accountability

      Overview - MAP Grade-Level

      Overview - MAP Grade-Level Assessments

      The Grade-Level assessment is a yearly standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri.

      The Missouri State Board of Education identified the following purposes for the MAP GradeLevel Assessments:

      • Measuring and reflecting student mastery toward postsecondary readiness
      • Identifying students’ strengths and weaknesses
      • Communicating expectations for all students
      • Serving as the basis for state and national accountability plans
      • Evaluating programs
      • Providing professional development for teachers

      About the Assessment

      All MAP GradeLevel Assessments are available only in INSIGHT, the secure online browser, unless a Large Print, Braille, or Paper Based edition is required by the student as an accommodation. For students needing one of these versions, Test Examiners will be responsible for transcribing student responses into INSIGHT.

      • The English Language Arts Assessments consist of either three sessions (in Grades 3, 5, 6, and 7) or four sessions (in Grades 4 and 8). At Grades 4 and 8, the first session contains passagebased items, including a passagebased writing prompt. Scoring rubrics are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/quality-schools/assessment/grade-level. All sessions contain selectedresponse and technologyenhanced items.
      • The Mathematics Assessments consist of three sessions. The first and second sessions contain selectedresponse items and technologyenhanced items. The third session contains a performance event.
      • The Science Assessments consist of two sessions. Both sessions contain constructedresponse items, multiplechoice items, and technologyenhanced items.

      Participation

      All students in grades 3-8 in Missouri public and charter schools take the Grade-Level assessment.

      • English language arts (ELA) is administered in grades 3-8.
      • Mathematics is administered in grades 3-8.
      • 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 take the Grade-Level assessment.
      • English Learners (ELs) who have been in the United States for 12 cumulative months or fewer as of April 1, 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.

      Resources/Training

      The MAP Grade-Level assessments have a number of resources available for LEAs to use to prepare students for state testing.


      Online Tools Training (OTTs)
      https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MO/portals/mo

      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. The OTT is NOT designed to demonstrate complete coverage of the tested content, and it is NOT scored. Rather, items have been chosen to demonstrate online assessment features and uses.

      NOTE: The OTTs are only accessible via Google Chrome.

      Test Tutorials
      Available on the Portal under My Applications> General Information>Test Tutorials
      https://mo.drcedirect.com/default.aspx?leapp=General+Information

      Test Tutorials allow users to watch recorded videos that demonstrate the features of INSIGHT and the tools that are used for the operational assessments. Test Tutorials are available for all subjects and are sorted by content into two categories:

      • General testing topics include tutorials on topics such as testing basics, using the help feature and finishing the test.
      • Advanced Tools show grade and include tutorials on topics such as highlighting, using a ruler, graphing and more.

      Practice Form
      Available in the INSIGHT platform

      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.

      Training
      Prior to test administration, test examiners must:

      • Watch training videos deemed appropriate by their district testing coordinator (DTC)
      • Familiarize themselves with the testing manual(s)
      • Participate in any district created training
      Overview - End-of-Course

      Overview – End-of-course Assessments

      The End-of-Course (EOC) assessments are a set of standards-based tests that measure specific skills defined for each content area by the state of Missouri.

      The Missouri State Board of Education identified the following purposes for the End-of-Course Assessments:

      • Measuring and reflecting student mastery toward postsecondary readiness
      • Identifying students’ strengths and weaknesses
      • Communicating expectations for all students
      • Serving as the basis for state and national accountability plans
      • Evaluating programs
      • Providing professional development for teachers

      About The Assessment

      • The English Language Arts (ELA) Assessments consist of two sessions. The first session contains selected-response items, technology-enhanced items, and listening passages. The second session contains one passage set with a passage-based writing prompt that is scored with a ten-point rubric. English I and English II scoring rubrics are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.mo.gov/quality-schools/assessment/end-course.
      • The Mathematics Assessments consist of two sessions. The first session contains selected response, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced items. The second session contains a performance event (PE).
      • The Science Assessments consist of a single session that contains selected-response, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced items.
      • The Social Studies Assessments consist of a single session that contains selected-response, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced items.
      • The Personal Finance Assessment consists of a single session of multiple-choice items.

      Participation

      End-of-Course assessments are taken by students enrolled in, and receiving credit for, a course in which an EOC is required, regardless of age or grade level. Students in Missouri, including Missouri Option Program students, have four End-of-Course assessments that are required prior to high school graduation: Algebra I, Biology, English II and Government. Optional assessments are available for local accountability in Algebra II, American History, English I, Geometry, Personal Finance, and Physical Science. For students who complete the Algebra I EOC assessment prior to high school, Algebra II is the required high school mathematics assessment for accountability purposes.

       

      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 take EOC assessments.
      • English Learners (ELs) who have been in the United States 12 cumulative months or fewer as of April 1, may be exempted from taking the English Language Arts assessment. 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.

      Personal Finance

      Students who are taking a course in which the Personal Finance competencies are embedded are required to take the Personal Finance assessment. For students who are enrolled in a stand-alone Personal Finance course, the assessment is optional. Districts have the flexibility to set their own passing rate for all other students who take the Personal Finance Assessment.

      Districts have the option to allow students to “test out” in order to receive the ½ unit of credit in Personal Finance. To “test out,” a student must attain a score of 90% or higher on the Personal Finance assessment.

      Resources/Training

      Question Sampler
      https://mo.nextera.questarai.com/tds/#practice

      The question sampler offers an opportunity for students to become familiar with the test format, the question types, and the tools they will experience during testing. The question sampler is not intended to reproduce the exact environment or questions on the student test. The question sampler is a preview of the test format and question types to help students prepare for the testing day.

      Practice Form
      Available in the Nextera TDS platform

      The practice form mirrors the operational assessment. The practice form 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 Nextera TDS testing platform.

      Training
      Prior to test administration, test examiners must:

      • Watch training videos deemed appropriate by their district testing coordinator (DTC)
      • Familiarize themselves with the testing manual(s)
      • Participate in any district created training
      Overview - MAP-A

      Overview – MAP-A Assessments

      MAP-A is administered to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who meet grade level and eligibility criteria that are determined by the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team using DESE-established eligibility criteria. No student may be tested outside of his or her assigned grade level.

      MAP-A educators must administer testlets in three content areas:

      • English language arts in grades 3-8 and 11
      • Mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11
      • Science in grades 5, 8, and 11

      Timing will vary depending on the grade and level of the student, but the majority of testlets take between 5 and 20 minutes.

      NOTE: Districts may optionally administer the MAP-A ELA assessments to students in grade 9, 10, and 12; Math in grades 9 and 10; and the Science assessment in grades 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12 for local assessment use. Please refer to Special Education Form E.

      Resources/Training

      Among others, the following resources are available to help prepare test administrators and students for the assessment:

      Released Testlets
      https://dynamiclearningmaps.org/released-testlets
      Released testlets provide examples of what students might face during DLM assessments. They feature the same rigor, design, and quality of real DLM testlets.

      Training Videos
      https://dynamiclearningmaps.org/district-staff-video-resources-ie
      Training videos on topics including: Educator Portal, Student Portal, Test Tickets, Instructional Tools Interface, Instructionally Embedded Assessments, Testlet overviews and more.

      Training
      https://training.dynamiclearningmaps.org/login/index.php
      Prior to test administration, teachers must pass the required training with at least 80% accuracy. Returning test administrators who passed required training previously may review one module and pass four quizzes. New test administrators must pass four modules and a test.

      Additional Resources

      It is also recommended that teachers familiarize themselves with the following manuals and guides:

      Overview - WIDA ACCESS

      Overview – ACCESS for ELLs Assessments

      WIDA ACCESS is a set of English language proficiency assessments that allow educators, students, and families to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The assessment is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards. The assessment is required for K-12 students who are English Learners (ELs).

      Students who have exited an ELD program and are now coded in Core Data as MY1, MY2, AY3 or AY4, do not take the ACCESS assessment.

      ACCESS ASSESSMENTS

      WIDA ACCESS – An online English language proficiency assessment given to students in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-3 will take the writing portion in a paper booklet.

      Kindergarten ACCESS – A paper based English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten ELs.

      Alternate ACCESS – This assessment is for those severely cognitively disabled students in grades 1-12 that are English Learners and that qualify for the MAP-A assessment*.

      *During the 2022-2023 school year, WIDA will be conducting a required Field Test for Alternate ACCESS, which will include a Kindergarten Alternate ACCESS assessment.

      Resources/Training

      ACCESS Test Practice and Sample Items
      https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/access/preparing-students/practice

      Helping familiarize students with the kind of content they will encounter on the test and give them a chance to practice the different question types has proven to be a vital resource.

      Available resources include Sample Items, which give students a chance to practice answering the type of questions they will see on the test, and an opportunity to use the features and tools built in to the test platform.

      Also available is a Test Demo, for each grade-level cluster shows students how to navigate different features of the test.

      Finally there is a Test Practice, which students may go through these practice items as many times as they like prior to testing day. Keep in mind that the practice items are not representative of the difficulty of scored test items – the test practice is simply a chance for students to use the test platform. Completing the practice items can be especially helpful for students who are new to the Speaking test, but keep in mind that the first thing students do when they take the real test is complete these same practice items

      Checklist
      http://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/asmt-el-access-checklist

      A document outlining responsibilities for test coordinators and test administrators before, during and after testing.

      Training
      https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/wida-el-assessments-required-trainings

      Test administrators are required to go through training, available in the WIDA Secure Portal. District Testing Coordinators or EL Coordinators should track the training process to ensure that examiners have completed training.

      Overview – NAEP Assessments

      The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in performance over time.

      The National Center for Education Statistic (NCES) administers the same NAEP assessment in every state. This provides a common measure of achievement that allows for comparisons of achievement to the nation and among states and participating districts. NAEP does not report results for individual students.

      NAEP provides results for the nation as a whole in a variety of subjects and for the states individually in mathematics, reading, science, and writing. Performance reporting disaggregates groups of students by gender, by different racial and ethnic groups, and by participation in special programs among others.

      This spring will see NAEP assessments in:

      • Fall 2022 - PISA, NAEP Long-Term Trend
      • Winter/Spring 2023 - NAEP Field Test, NAEP Field Trial, TIMSS, ICILS

      Resources

      NAEP Data
      https://www.nationsreportcard.gov

      The Nation’s Report Card examines NAEP Assessment data and key findings at the state and national level. Specific Missouri data snapshots can be found on the DESE NAEP page.

      Sample Questions
      https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nqt

      Includes access to over 3,000 released questions that can supplement classroom instruction, provide insight into the content of the assessment and show what students in your LEA can do.

      NAEP Frameworks
      https://dese.mo.gov/quality-schools/assessment/naep

      Frameworks and Items Specifications are available in the following areas: Arts, Civics, Geography, Math, Reading, Science, Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL), US History, World Language and Writing.

      NAEP SAMPLING

      Schools are selected to be representative of schools across the state and nation on the bases of characteristics such as location, enrollment, school achievement and income of the area. Within each school, students are randomly selected to participate.

      Selected schools are notified via email in the prior academic year.

      If you have questions about NAEP, school or student selection or available resources, please contact the Missouri NAEP Coordinator using the information below.

      Missouri NAEP Coordinator
      Jeremy Ellis
      573-526-8109
      jeremy.ellis@dese.mo.gov

      Timing Guidelines

      Timing Guidelines

      The following tables list estimates of the time it will take students to complete each component of an assessment. Some students may take much longer. LEAs should plan for flexibility in their schedules to accommodate students that may take more time than noted.

      There is no time limit for any assessment.

      These times do not include time needed to start computers, log in students, go through directions, etc. They also do not include time needed for students to complete any tutorials or practice items.

      Grade-Level

      Grade/Content Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
      3 ELA 40-105 minutes 25-55 minutes 15-35 minutes
      Listening Strand
      Headphones Required
       
      3 Math 30-55 minutes
      Calculators not allowed
      30-55 minutes
      Calculators not allowed
      15-30 minutes
      Performance Event
      Calculators not allowed
       
      4 ELA 100-130 minutes
      Writing Prompt
      40-90 minutes 15-40 minutes 15-35 minutes
      Listening Strand
      Headphones Required
      4 Math 30-55 minutes
      Calculators not allowed
      30-55 minutes
      Calculators not allowed
      15-30 minutes
      Performance Event
      Calculators not allowed
       
      5 ELA 45-95 minutes 25-50 minutes 15-35 minutes
      Listening Strand
      Headphones required
       
      5 Math 35-60 minutes
      Calculators not allowed
      35-60 minutes
      Calculators not allowed
      15-30 minutes
      Performance Event
      Calculators not allowed
       
      5 Science 60-80 minutes 60-80 minutes    
      6 ELA 40-95 minutes 20-40 minutes 15-30 minutes
      Listening Strand
      Headphones required
       
      6 Math 30-50 minutes
      Calculators allowed
      30-50 minutes
      Calculators allowed
      30-40 minutes
      Performance Event
      Calculators allowed
       
      7 ELA 40-80 minutes 40-80 minutes 15-25 minutes
      Listening Strand
      Headphones required
       
      7 Math 30-50 minutes
      Calculators allowed
      30-50 minutes
      Calculators allowed
      30-40 minutes
      Performance Event
      Calculators allowed
       
      8 ELA 100-130 minutes
      Writing Prompt
      35-75 minutes 15-30 minutes 15-25 minutes
      Listening Strand
      Headphones required
      8 Math 30-50 minutes
      Calculators allowed
      30-50 minutes
      Calculators allowed
      30-40 minutes
      Performance Event
      Calculators allowed
       
      8 Science 55-75 minutes 55-75 minutes    

      End-of-Course 

      Assessment Guidelines
      Algebra I 90-110 minutes for each of 2 sessions
      Algebra II 90-110 minutes for each of 2 sessions
      American History 60-80 minutes
      Biology 60-80 minutes
      English I Session I: 100-120 minutes
      Session II: 90-110 minutes
      English II Session I: 100-120 minutes
      Session II: 90-110 minutes
      Geometry 90-110 minutes for each of 2 sessions
      Government 60-80 minutes
      Personal Finance 60-80 minutes
      Physical Science 60-80 minutes

      MAP-A

      Timing will vary depending on the grade and level of the student, but the majority of testlets take between 5 and 20 minutes.

      WIDA ACCESS

      Assessment Guidelines
      ACCESS Listening 40-50 minutes
      ACCESS Reading 35-45 minutes
      ACCESS Speaking 30-35 minutes
      ACCESS Writing 35-65 minutes
      Kindergarten ACCESS 45 minutes total. High proficiency students will likely take longer.
      Alternate ACCESS 20 minutes per modality

       

      Blueprints

      BLUEPRINTS

      A test blueprint is a map of specifications for an assessment program to identify the structure of the assessment, which ensures that the MLS are covered over a specified period of time. The blueprint links the assessment to the content areas acting as a tool to align objectives to the appropriate weightage and questions across the strands.

      Blueprints provide the essential planning materials for the assessment development process. The test blueprints are used to guide and target specific item development and writing as well as the form assembly. The blueprint, along with item specifications, performance–level descriptors, and the practice and processes documents, provide strong content validity and reliability for the assessment system.

      MAP Grade-Level

      https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/map-grade-level-assessment-blueprints

      Grade-Level Assessments may contain selected response (SR) items, evidence-based selected response (EBSR), constructed response (CR) items, writing tasks (WT), performance events (PE) and/or technology enhanced (TE) items (e.g. drag and drop, drop-down menu, matching, select answers, hot spot, etc.).

      Content Points Possible
      3 Math 48
      4 Math 48
      5 Math 48
      6 Math 54
      7 Math 54
      8 Math 54
      3 ELA 56
      4 ELA 56
      5 ELA 56
      6 ELA 56
      7 ELA 52
      8 ELA 56
      5 Science 60
      8 Science 60

      End-of-Course

      https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/eoc-blueprints

      EOC Assessments may contain selected response (SR) items, constructed response (CR) items, writing tasks (WT) and/or technology enhanced (TE) items (e.g. drag and drop, drop-down menu, matching, select answers, hot spot, etc.).

      Content Points Possible
      Algebra I 50
      Algebra II 50
      Geometry 50
      English I 50
      English II 50
      Biology 50
      Physical Science 50
      American History 50
      Government 50
      Personal Finance 50

      MAP-A

      MAP-A blueprints consist of a pool of available Essential Elements and the requirements for coverage within each conceptual area.

      ELA Math Science
      Standards

        STANDARDS

        MAP Grade-Level and End-of-Course

        The Missouri Learning Standards define the knowledge and skills students need in each grade and content area for success in college, other post-secondary training, and careers. The Missouri Learning Standards give school administrators, teachers, parents, and students a roadmap for learning expectations in each grade and course.

        https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum/missouri-learning-standards

        MAP-A

        The MAP-A Essential Elements are specific statements of knowledge and skills that are aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards. The purpose of the Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements is to build a bridge from the content in the MLS to academic expectations for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

        WIDA ACCESS

        WIDA English Development (ELD) Standards represent the social, instructional, and academic language students use to engage with peers, educators, and the curriculum in schools. The Standards highlight the language needed to meet academic expectations as described by state, college and career readiness standards, and other content standards.

        The first standard, Social and Instructional Language, reflects the ways in which students interact socially to build community and establish working relationships with peers and teachers in ways that support learning.

        The remaining four standards present ways multilingual learners can communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.

          Accommodations

          ACCOMMODATIONS

          Each assessment has a unique set of accommodations and tools/supports available to ensure that students are best able to show what they know on the assessments.

          MAP Grade-Level and EOC

          MAP Grade-Level: https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/map-grade-level-assessment-tools-and-accommodations
          EOC: https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/eoc-universal-tools-and-accommodations

          Universal Tools – Available to all students taking a Grade Level or End-of-Course assessment unless otherwise noted. Some tools are for use only by ELs. Some tools need be marked in the system prior to testing. Please read the description to determine if the tool must be marked.

          Accommodations – Available only for students with an IEP/504 plan. Some accommodations are for use only by ELs with an IEP/504. All accommodations must be marked in the system prior to testing.

          These documents will be revised for the spring when we add Closed Caption and video ASL.

          MAP-A

          https://dynamiclearningmaps.org/sites/default/files/documents/Manuals_Blueprints/Accessibility_Manual.pdf

          The DLM Accessibility Manual provides guidance to district staff, educators and IEP teams in the selection and use of accessibility supports available in the DLM system.

          WIDA ACCESS

          WIDA: https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/accessibility
          Missouri Supplement: https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/wida-access-missouri-supplement-accessibility-and-accommodations-manual

          The WIDA Accessibility and Accommodations Guide was developed to guide the selection and administration of Test Administration Considerations, Universal Tools, and Accommodations for individual ELs in order to produce valid assessment results. WIDA’s approach to assessment is rooted in the understanding that ELs are diverse; all ELs are capable of making progress toward English language proficiency; and ELs must acquire discipline-specific language practices that enable them to produce, interpret, and effectively collaborate on content-related grade-appropriate tasks. NOTE: Some portions of the guide mention to “check SEA policy” or "contact your State." For all those instances, look in the Missouri supplement for state guidance.

          Test Administration Site/Student Portal

          Test Administration Site/Student Portal

          Each assessment has a test administration website used for entering students in the system, assigning students to test sessions, assigning accommodations, generating and printing test tickets, and tracking student progress.

          Each assessment also has a secure student platform that must be downloaded onto the system being used for testing. These platforms are the interface for the student to take the assessment.

          Guides for setup of the secure testing platforms can be found on the administration websites.

          MAP Grade-Level

          Secure Testing Platform: INSIGHT
          Administration Website: The Portal – https://www.drcedirect.com/
          System Requirements: https://cdn-download-prod.drcedirect.com/all/download/resources/requirements/tabe/drc-insight-system-requirements.htm

          End-of-Course

          Secure Testing Platform: Nextera Test Delivery System (TDS)
          Administration Website: Nextera Admin - https://mo.nextera.questarai.com/admin
          System Requirements: https://www.questarai.com/readiness/

          MAP-A

          Secure Testing Platform: KITE Client
          Administration Website: KITE Educator Portal – https://educator.kiteaai.org/AART/logIn.htm
          System Requirementshttps://dynamiclearningmaps.org/kite

          WIDA ACCESS

          Secure Testing Platform: INSGHT
          Administration Website: WIDA AMS – https://www.wida-ams.us
          System Requirementshttps://cdn-download-prod.drcedirect.com/all/download/resources/requirements/tabe/drc-insight-system-requirements.htm