The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Missouri Learning Standards (MLS). They are designed to let teachers and parents know whether students are on track to be college and career ready when they graduate. The tests are based on higher expectations for our students.
In 2015, for the first time, the 3‐8 grade‐level assessments (GLA) will be a computerized assessment. End‐of‐course assessments (EOC) have been computer‐based assessments since 2010.
In Affton, April 21 begins Grade-Level Assessment (GLA) testing as part of MAP for all students in grades 3-5 at Gotsch Intermediate School, and April 29 for students in grades 6-8 at Rogers Middle School.
The specific testing schedules vary by school, however all students in grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 take assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grades 5 and 8 take assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.
Click here for GLA schedule at both Gotsch Intermediate and Rogers Middle.
Affton High School (and some Rogers Middle School) students will take End-of-Course (EOC) assessments as part of MAP beginning April 20. New this year to the Missouri Assessment Program, all high school juniors will be taking the ACT free of charge on Tuesday, April 28.
Click here for more information on EOC and ACT testing at Affton High School.
Click here for EOC schedule at Affton High School.
Teachers and students have worked hard to prepare for the assessments and are eager to show what they have learned throughout the school year.
Here are some important testing reminders for parents:
- Attendance is crucial on testing dates.
- If your child does not ride the bus, please make sure that they are at school on time.
- Have your child well rested.
- Feed your child a healthy breakfast — their brains need plenty of fuel!
- Encourage your child to relax when taking the test. If your child is anxious, please encourage them to see their counselor or a teacher to ask any questions.
In 2015, there are new grade‐level MAP tests for English and math, and it’s difficult to predict how students will perform. Because of the higher expectations tested this year and a new online test format, it’s possible that fewer students will meet grade‐level standards. It doesn’t mean that students are doing worse, but that the tests are more demanding.
Good luck to all of our Affton School District students!