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The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is the comprehensive system that tests students to ensure they are achieving the standards of learning set forth in the Show-Me Standards. These Standards have been developed by the state of Missouri Department of Education so that students are gaining knowledge on par with students nationally and locally. The Assessments provide information on: proficiency levels of students in the subjects they are taking, whether instructional support is required in areas, the teacher’s effectiveness at teaching students to the standards of learning and the school’s progress in raising achievement levels for their students.
For students taking the Communications Arts and Mathematics Grade-Level Assessments in grades 3-8, a portion of the assessment uses sections of the TerraNova® survey. This is a norm-referenced test (questions are referenced to national standards) and is used to compare how students are performing to students across the country. The other portions of the Grade Level Assessments are developed in line with the teachings of the Show-Me Standards and measure a student’s proficiency at acquiring grade-level skills and knowledge.
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is developed to assess student’s ability and achievement at mastering the curriculum designed and laid out in the Show-Me Standards. In Communication Arts, students are expected to gain proficiency in: use of Standard English, reading comprehension, evaluation and interpretation, formal writing, and a broad understanding of language and culture.
In Mathematics, students are expected to learn about the following: numerical sense, geometry and spatial relations, data analysis (probability and statistics), algebra and patterns, and discrete mathematics (graphs, matrices). In the area of Science, student are expected to gain skills and knowledge of: matter and energy, force and motion, living organisms, ecosystems, earth and space science, scientific inquiry, and science, technology and the environment.