Spring 2023 MAP and EOC Scores
The Cassville R-IV School District has received the MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) and EOC (End-of-Course) scores for the Spring 2023 testing period. These grade level 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 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 MAP assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Those in grades five and eight also take Science assessments. Students in grades 9-12 are administered an EOC upon completion of the following courses: Algebra I, Biology, English II, and Government.
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.
- Writing Task items require students to write either narrative, information/explanatory or opinion/argumentative essays.
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 report also includes a short description of the knowledge and skills that are typically demonstrated by students in each Achievement Level. ISR’s will be distributed during Fall Parent/Teacher conferences or by contacting your student’s building office.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) 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/quality-schools/assessment/grade-level.