MAP Testing 2020

MAP Testing window

Third through fifth grade students will be participating in the Missouri Assessment Program, more commonly known as MAP Test later in the Spring.   Our testing window is April 29 - May 22.  All assessments are computer based.  Through this semester, teaching will continue to instruct a level that prepare students for the content on these assessments.  In addition, students will have practice opportunities using the online tools, such as highlighting, sticky notes, cross out, text to speech and more.   They will also have the opportunity to work through practice questions and get feedback from their teachers.  

As we get closer to the MAP testing window, we will be reminding you and students how to best prepare their minds and bodies for these tests.   These are always good practices for any school day. 
  * Get a good night's sleep. 
  * Eat a healthy breakfast 
  * Eat a healthy lunch 
  *Just do your best on the test.    

Here is the schedule.  The schedule is also noted on the RCE Parent Calendar available on the website and onthe FZ app, if you chose RCES as one of your schools.   Overview MAP Testing Schedule

Overview of MAP Testing Schedule

Below is information for parents from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level Assessments evaluate students’ progress toward the Missouri Learning Standards. Grade-Level Assessments provide important information that contributes to decisions concerning individual students, groups of students, and educational programs. Assessments are given in the subject areas of Communication Arts (grades 3-8), Mathematics (grades 3-8) and Science (grades 5 and 8).

A policy statement, adopted by the Missouri State Board of Education, designated the purposes of the Missouri Assessment Program as:
 Improving students’ acquisition of important knowledge, skills and competencies;
 Monitoring the performance of Missouri’s education system;
 Empowering students and their families to improve their educational prospects;
 Supporting the teaching and learning process.

The effectiveness of an assessment program depends on the wise choice of assessment methods, appropriate administration procedures and accurate interpretation of results.

The Grade-Level Assessments include multiple types of questions or items:
 Selected Response (also known as multiple choice) items are composed of a question followed by a series of possible responses. Students must select the correct response or responses.
 Constructed Response or Short Text items require students to supply an appropriate response rather than making a selection from a list of choices.
 Performance Tasks/Events allow students to work through more complicated items using real-world scenarios.
 Technology Enhanced items make use of technology in the presentation of the item, the ways in which students respond, or both. For example, students might listen to a story and then drag and drop labels into a diagram, or click on specific parts of a text to provide a response.