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About the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

What is the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)?

The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) examines students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards / Missouri Learning Standards that are the academic requirements in Missouri. The MAP Grade-Level Assessment is an annual standards-based test that measures certain abilities outlined for grades 3 through 8 by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Assessment Information

  • Grades: 3-8

  • - Grades 3-8 - Math and Communication Arts
    - Grades 5 and 8 - Science
  • Subjects: Communication Arts, Math and Science
  • Three different types of questions: selected-response (SR), or multiple-choice questions, short-answer, or constructed-response (CR) questions, performance event (PE)/writing prompt (WP)
  • Results:

  • - Reported according to four achievement levels: advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic
    - Three major uses of assessment results: instructional, guidance and counseling, and administrative

Test Description

  • Communication Arts (Language Arts or English)

  • - Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Spelling
    - Speaking and writing standard English (including grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)
    - Reading and evaluating fiction, poetry and drama
    - Reading and evaluating nonfiction works and material (such as biographies, newspapers, technical manuals)
    - Writing formally (such as reports, narratives, essays) and informally (such as outlines, notes)
    - Comprehending and evaluating the content and artistic aspects of oral and visual presentations (such as story-telling, debates, lectures, multi-media productions)
    - Participating in formal and informal presentations and discussions of issues and ideas
    - Identifying and evaluating relationships between language and culture

  • Mathematics

  • - Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; other number sense, including numeration and estimation; and the application of these operations and concepts in the workplace and other situations
    - Geometric and spatial sense involving measurement (including length, area, volume), trigonometry, and similarity and transformations of shapes
    - Data analysis, probability and statistics
    - Patterns and relationships within and among functions and algebraic, geometric and trigonometric concepts
    - Mathematical systems (including real numbers, whole numbers, integers, fractions), geometry, and number theory (including primes, factors, multiples)
    - Discrete mathematics (such as graph theory, counting techniques, matrices)

  • Science

  • - Properties and principles of matter and energy
    - Properties and principles of force and motion
    - Characteristics and interactions of living organisms
    - Changes in ecosystems and interactions of organisms with their environments
    - Processes (such as plate movement, water cycle, air flow) and interactions of earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere
    - Composition and structure of the universe and the motions of the objects within it
    - Processes of scientific inquiry (such as formulating and testing hypotheses)
    - Impact of science, technology and human activity on resources and the environment

Testing Plan

  • Grade-Level testing is scheduled in the spring, usually during the month of April.
  • The tests are given in two or three different sessions with an estimated time allowance. Parts of each test are strictly timed.
  • The results from the spring MAP Grade-Level assessment are available the following fall.

2017 - 2018 Testing Schedule