The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is a series of tests designed to assess whether students are meeting state academic standards. The program includes both grade level assessments and End of Course (EOC) exams at the high school level.
Tests at both levels are composed of multiple choice questions and constructed response items. The latter items require students to supply the appropriate response, which includes drawing diagrams, showing work for math problems, short answer responses, and filling in blanks.
Students' results are graded according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced.
The collective scores of student populations are used by the state of Missouri to determine whether schools and school districts are demonstrating Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), or consistent progress toward the goal of all students scoring at or above the proficient level on the MAP test. These determinations are released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) each year. The Kansas City Public Schools' district report card from DESE can be found here
; the report cards for the individual schools in the district can be found here
(under the district prompt, enter Kansas City 33, the formal name of the Kansas City Public Schools).
Grade Level Assessments
Students in grades 3-8 are assessed in Communication Arts and Mathematics; students in grades 5 and 8 are additionally assessed in Science. The testing dates vary depending on the school.
End of Course (EOC) Exams
Eight high school courses have a state-mandated End of Course (EOC) Exam that count for 20% of the student’s final grade. These courses are:
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
- English 9
- English 10
- American History
Testing dates vary by course. A guide to interpreting test results and achievement levels can be found here