Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Missouri students exceed expectations on MAP tests

(From the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)

In the first assessment of new standards in English language arts and mathematics, Missouri students’ results were higher in nearly every category than results from field tests administered in 2014. This was the first year the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests were administered online for grades 3 through 8. End-of-Course exams for high school students have been computer-based since 2010.

“We are very proud of Missouri students and school districts,” said Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. “They worked diligently to transition to the more rigorous expectations of the Missouri Learning Standards and to adapt to the new online testing format.”

Statewide results are based on the required assessments: English language arts and math for grades 3-8, science for grades 5 and 8, and Algebra 1, English II, Biology I, and American Government. These are the percentages of Missouri students in all grades who scored proficient or advanced:
59.7 percent in English language arts
45.2 percent in math
56.7 percent in science
63.4 percent in social studies

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