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About the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

What is the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)?

State Testing Information for Missouri

Portions of the following material were taken from the Missouri Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

  • Grades: 3–8, 11
  • Subjects: Communication Arts, Mathematics, Science
  • The purposes of the assessment program:

  • - Improving students’ acquisition of important knowledge, skills, and competencies
    - Monitoring the performance of Missouri’s educational system
    - Empowering students and their families to improve their educational prospects
    - Supporting the teaching and learning process

MAP-Alternate (MAP-A)

  • Subjects: Communication Arts, Mathematics, Science
  • An assessment designed for the small number of students with disabilities who are unable to participate in the regular grade-level State assessment, even with appropriate accommodations

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8, 12
  • Subjects: Civics, Geography, U.S. History, Mathematics, Writing

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Test Descriptions

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

  • Communication Arts - students acquire a solid foundation that includes knowledge of and proficiency in:

  • - 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 storytelling, 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 - students acquire a solid foundation that includes knowledge of:

  • - Number and Operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; estimation and computing techniques; number representations, systems, and relationships; use of these operations and concepts in the workplace and other situations
    - Algebraic Relationships - algebraic concepts including patterns, relations, and functions; represent and analyze mathematical structures using algebraic symbols; understand quantitative relationships; analyze change in various contexts
    - Geometric and Spatial Relationships - geometric and spatial sense including analysis of characteristics/properties of geometric shapes; arguments about geometric relationships; coordinate geometry; symmetry and transformations; visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling
    - Measurement - measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement; use of appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements
    - Data and Probability - data collection and statistical reasoning; formulating questions to be addressed with data analysis and statistics; develop and evaluate inferences based on data; understand and apply probability concepts

  • Science - students acquire a solid foundation that includes knowledge of:

  • - 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 and interactions of the earth’s systems (geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere)
    - composition and structure of the universe and the motion of the objects within it
    - scientific inquiry
    - impact of science, technology and human activity

  • TerraNova National Percentile

  • - National Percentiles (NPs) are determined from a subset of items within the Communication Arts, Mathematics, and Science tests.

2017 - 2018 Testing Schedule