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SCSD MAP Score Release

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
 
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level and End-of-Course Assessments evaluate students’ progress toward the Missouri Learning Standards. The Missouri Learning Standards define the knowledge and skills students need in each grade level and course for success in college, other post-secondary training and careers. These expectations are aligned to the Show-Me Standards, which define what all Missouri high school graduates should know and be able to do. Find more information about the standards at https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum/mls-for-parents.
 
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; and
  • Supporting the teaching and learning process.
Grade-Level and End-of-Course Assessments provide important information that contributes to decisions concerning individual students, groups of students, and educational programs. Students in grades three through eight are administered assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Those in grades five and eight also take Science assessments.  End-of-Course Assessments are administered in Algebra I, English II, Government, and Biology.  Each test produces an Individual Student Report (ISR) that includes an Achievement Level, which will describe the student performance as Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, or Advanced.
 
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has just released the individual student scores to the school districts. The report includes the achievement level and a short description of the knowledge and skills that are typically demonstrated by students in each Achievement Level. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) also publishes a Guide to Interpreting Results (GIR) that provides additional details about the content of the Individual Student Reports. The GIR is available on the DESE website at: http://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/assessment/grade-level.
 
The Individual Student Reports (ISRs) will be distributed in the fall (normally these are distributed during parent/teacher conferences for grades 4-8 or sent home with students in grades 9-12).  If you would like to request a copy of your child's ISR before normal distribution, please contact your child's school to make an appointment.
 
**Please note that the Government ISRs are not available at this time.  This assessment was new in the 2020-21 school year and cut scores for achievement levels are still being developed.