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 one way we ensure we are meeting children’s needs and help students determine whether or not they are meeting their educational goals. No matter if students plan to attend college or start training for promising careers after high school graduation, they deserve high expectations and a high quality education.
In Affton, April 24 begins Grade-Level Assessment (GLA) testing
as part of MAP for all students in grades 3-5 at Gotsch Intermediate School, and April 27 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 19. Once again this year, all high school juniors will be taking the ACT free of charge on Wednesday, April 19.
Click here for the 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.
- Be certain that your child has had adequate rest (this may mean getting them used to an earlier bed time before the week of testing).
- 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.
- Have a positive attitude about testing.
High-quality assessments are effective tools that educators, parents and students can use to understand and measure student progress in a meaningful way. We use assessments – at the classroom, school, district and state levels – to make critical decisions about instruction, interventions and support, and policies.
Good luck to all of our #afftonstrong students!