Missouri Assessment Program

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. 

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP): The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Missouri Learning Standards (MLS). The assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, district, and state levels. This information is used to diagnosed individual student strengths and weaknesses in relation to the instruction of the MLS, and to gauge the overall quality of education throughout Missouri. Grade-Level assessments in English language arts and mathematics are given at grades 3-8 and science in grades 5 and 8.  In addition, districts must ensure that students complete End-of-Course (EOC) assessments in Algebra I, English II, Biology, and Government prior to high school graduation. 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. For additional information, please see the Guide to the Missouri Assessment Program.

Missouri Assessment Program-Alternate Assessment (MAP-A): The 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.

MAP-A Webinar

Section Title Description Duration Resource Materials

MAP-A Slideshows - Effective Practices Section (Sept 2020)

1 Overview

Part 1- Getting Started-Welcome!
Part 2 - General Information: Map A, DLM, Eligibility Criteria

34 slides
 

Agenda

Form D: Part 1 - MAP Grade Level Assessments

Form E: District wide Assessments

Navigating the DESE Website for MAP-A

Alternate Assessment Participation Determination

Missouri Alternate Assessment Decision Making Flow Chart

Missouri Alternate Assessment Decision Making Guidance Document

Changes to MAP-A IC Document

Chart of Required Testlets

Guide to Released Activities and Practice Testlets

Guided Notes to MAP-A

MAP-A Assessment Checklist

MAP-A Resource Table

Steps for Teachers MAP-A

Test Administrator Training Manual Guide

2 Eligibility Criteria for MAP-A This section will discuss the necessary steps in finding a student eligible to take the MAP-A. 11 slides
 
3 Part 3: DLM Terminology and Organizational Structure and
Part 4: Instructionally Embedded Assessments
This section will familiarize the viewer with terminology related to  Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), organizational structure and Instructionally Embedded Assessments as it relates to the MAP-A. 43 slides
 
4 Part 5: Requirements for Test Administration and Using Kite® Suite This section will address two subject areas. The first being the Requirements for Test Administration followed by Using Kite® Suite. 26 slides
 
5 Part 6: Instruction and Assessment Planner and Testing
Technical Assistance from RPDC
This section consists of a discussion of instruction and assessment planner and testing. The viewer will also be provided specific information on technical assistance from the RPDC. 30 slides