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MAP Examiner’s Manual 2007. Overview. Missouri Assessment Program/Educational reform mandated by the Outstanding School Act of 1993 Required: Communication Arts and Mathematics Voluntary: Science and Social Studies Types of items: Selected Response Constructed Response Performance Events.

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overview
Overview
  • Missouri Assessment Program/Educational reform mandated by the Outstanding School Act of 1993
  • Required: Communication Arts and Mathematics
  • Voluntary: Science and Social Studies
  • Types of items:
    • Selected Response
    • Constructed Response
    • Performance Events
  • The department uses information obtained through MAP to
  • monitor the progress of students in meeting the Show-Me-Standards,
  • inform the public and state legislature about students’ performance, and
  • to help make informed decisions about educational issues.
table of contents
Table of Contents

Step 1 Plan Your Testing Schedule

Step 2 Organize Your Classroom

Step 3 Check Your Testing Materials

Step 4 Before Testing (Student Identification Information)

Step 5 Administer the Test

Communication Arts

Mathematics

Step 6 Invalidations and Make-ups

Step 7 After Testing: Student Status Coding

Step 8 Assemble Materials for Return

Glossary

glossary
Glossary
  • Last 3 pages in Manual
  • Glossary of terms is an extensive list of terms associated with the MAP
  • Terms that will be referred to while handling MAP materials and administering the assessment
  • Will serve as a helpful resource while reviewing the procedures/guidelines for administering the MAP

Changes for 2007:

  • See National Normed Reading Sections table for pre-selecting items for IEP students
step 1 preparing for testing pp 1 4
Step 1Preparing for Testing(pp.1-4)
  • Testing Schedules – Page 1 for both content areas
  • Review the test directions in the Examiner’s Manual in advance
    • Teachers may not receive test books in advance except SPED (for “Valid Attempt”)
  • Sessions that don’t have Terra Nova allow students who are making adequate progress to complete the test
  • Each test session must be completed in one day
  • Proctors - 1 per 50 students (approx.)
  • Accommodations – discussed in step 7 (IEP, IAP, ELL)
use standardized testing procedures p 3
Use Standardized Testing Procedures(p.3)
  • Following the instructions exactly ensures similar testing conditions in all classrooms.
    • Test directions should be read exactly as written.
    • Follow time allowances for timed sections of the test.
  • Be sure students understand the directions and how to mark answers. Test directions can be paraphrased but test items may not!
encourage all students to attempt every item
Encourage all students to attempt every item

Don’t return books to students

who have completed the test

Don’t ask individual students to finish

incomplete or incorrect answers to items

step 1 large print and braille p 4
Step 1Large Print and Braille(p.4)
  • Transcribe student responses into a regular edition of a test book
  • Mark the large print or Braille book and return to CTB/McGraw-Hill with the unused test books
  • Refer to Braille Omit Instruction Sheet

CONTENTS TRANSCRIBED

TO A REGULAR TEST BOOK.

DO NOT SCORE

step 2 organize your classroom p 4
Step 2Organize Your Classroom(p.4)

Plan for

  • The distribution and collection of materials
  • Seating arrangements
  • Eliminating noise distractions
  • Using a “Do Not Disturb Sign”
  • No content or processinformation on the walls
  • Noting startingand stopping times on the board for the timed sections of the test
check your testing materials p 5
Check Your Testing Materials (p. 5)
  • Examiner materials (11 items)
  • Student materials
    • Tools
      • CA (only standardized books may be used at appropriate grade levels and sessions)
      • MA (only the manipulatives provided and calculators may be used at appropriate grade levels and sessions)
      • SC (manipulatives provided)
      • SS
security barcode instructions p 6
Security Barcode Instructions(p. 6)
  • Examiner’s Manual (p. 6)
  • Test Coordinator’s Manual(pp. 14 - 18)
  • No separate instructions sent to districts
  • Directions are exactly the same as last year
  • Security barcodes are located on the lower right-hand corner of the students’ test books.
  • These should be checked by DTC, STC, and books counted by the examiner.
use of translators
Use of Translators
  • All tests except Communication Arts may be read to ELL students
  • ELL students may give responses orally or in writing
  • All written responses must be transcribed verbatim to another MAP test book
  • Translators must be trained in giving the MAP
step 4 before testing p 8 using student barcode labels
Step 4Before Testing(p.8)Using Student Barcode Labels

Error in

STUDENT NAME, BIRTH DATE,

RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER,

MOSIS STATE OR DISTRICT ID

Don’t use barcode;

bubble in all info on SIS

Affix barcode label and

complete only the items

to be corrected

All of the above is correct, but

other information is wrong

Wrong student label

is affixed

Place blank label

over incorrect label;

affix correct label

using student barcode labels
Using Student Barcode Labels

Label attached with error in

STUDENT NAME, BIRTH DATE,

RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER,

MOSIS STATE OR DISTRICT ID

Place 2 blank labels over

incorrectlabel;

bubble in all info on SIS

Leave barcode area blank;

Bubble in all info on SIS

No student barcode label

how to fill out the sis p 8
How to Fill Out the SIS (p. 8)
  • Student Name
  • Birth Date
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • MOSIS State ID
  • District Student ID (Optional)
step 5 prepare your students p 11
Step 5Prepare Your Students(p.11)
  • Help students approach testing in a relaxed positive way
  • Explain the purpose of the test
  • Point out that some items may be more difficult and may be new to students – they are not expected to know all the answers but they are expected to do their best
step 5 administer the test p 11
Step 5Administer the Test(p.11)
  • Examiner’s instructions are arranged by grade in Communication Arts and Math across content areas this year
  • Sample questions are illustrated and printed in the Examiner’s Manual
  • A starting/stopping time graphic is printed for examiner’s to follow
  • Sessions cannot be split over 2 days or over lunch periods
  • Break times are printed in the Examiner’s Manual

Have all manipulative(s) “punched-out” prior to testing.

specific instructions for test
Specific Instructions for Test
  • Each grade has specific instructions
  • Communication Arts is extensive
  • Notice the wording about not paraphrasing test questions and pronouncing onlyoneword per sentence
released item responses
Released Item Responses
  • No test can be photocopied
  • Only released items may be captured and scored
  • List of released items is on page 17 of SS and SC Examiner’s Manuals (Intermediate and High School Only)
  • Use of carbonless paper (only for SS and SC)
  • Districts may use their own carbonless paper. None can be ordered this year
step 6 invalidations and make ups
Step 6Invalidations and Make-ups
  • Invalidations occur:
    • Teacher paraphrases test question in any content area
    • Reads any part of the Communication Arts Test
    • Student cheats on the test
  • Examiner must provide STC with student information
  • and the reason for the invalidation. STC must fill in
  • appropriate bubble in Accommodations section of SIS.
  • Make-ups:
  • Each enrolled student must have a test book returned to CTB.
  • Sessions not made up result in Level Not Determined (LND).
step 7 student status coding
Step 7Student Status Coding
  • Student Information has been condensed to one pageincluding Student Information, Student Status, Accommodations, Disability Diagnosis, and Invalidations
  • Accommodations for ELL and IEP are listed and described on two separate charts
  • Notice footnotes in Accommodations:
    • oral reading of CA,
    • paraphrasing of all tests,
    • extending time for Terra Nova, and
    • the use of former accommodations
  • Note invalidations
how to fill in student status
How to fill in Student Status
  • SES Bubble to be filled in by STC
  • Note: New Title III bubble for ELL

student receiving services through Title III

  • Consult district Federal Programs Coordinator for Title III students
student status cont
Student Status(cont.)
  • H.S. Career Education

Approved Career Education programs can be viewed by accessing the Core Data web application system at: http://k12apps.dese.mo.gov/webapps/logon.asp

  • Fill in ALL appropriate bubbles that apply (necessary for AYP/MSIP information)
students not tested in the content area
Students Not Tested in the Content Area
  • All students must be accounted for when administering the MAP
  • TWO categories of students are not required to be assessed by the MAP
    • MAP Alternate (MAP-A) students
    • ELL(English Language Learner) in the U.S. less than 12 total months
      • In CA ONLY - note exact number of months(required on SIS)
      • For MAP A or ELL less than 12 total months (CA ONLY) - you need to return a completed SIS in a test book for these students.
step 8 assemble materials for return
Step 8Assemble Materials for Return
  • After testing, check all SIS and test books for completion and correctness of information according to Step 7
  • Complete and check Group Information Sheets (GIS)
    • Organize test books whose scores are to be reported together
assemble materials cont
Assemble Materials(cont.)
  • Organize materials as shown on picture of envelope (possibly 4 categories)
    • GIS for class/group
    • Completed test books
    • Test books with bar code label or completed SIS for MAP-A students
    • For CA only:Test books with barcode label or completed SIS for ELL students in the U.S. less than 12 months
assemble materials cont27
Assemble Materials(cont.)
  • Unused test books, Large Print, and Braille test books can be placed in a box together labeled “Unused Test Books”
  • Draft copies of writing prompt and scratch paper should be given to STC for secure destruction
contact us
Contact Us

St. Louis Regional MAP Center

(314) 516-6628

(888) 627-8675

Eric Hadley mapscrif@umsl.edu

Pat Johnson mapstl@umsl.edu

Carolyn Weinzirl weinzirlc@umsl.edu

Pat Winkler maprf@umsl.edu