217 -2018 Events & Updates



Curriculum

  • Science
    • Grades k - 5
      • Review last year's work
    • Grades 6 - 12
      • Curriculum revision and rewrites
  • Social Studies
    • Grades k - 12
      • Curriculum revision and rewrites
  • Health / Physical Education
    • Grades k - 12
      • Curriculum revision and updates
  • Mathematics
    • Grades k - 12
      • Review of last year's work
      • Updates from DESE
    • High School
      • Continue working on updating curriculum for upper level math courses
  • English Language Arts
    • Grades k - 12
      • Review of last year's work
      • Updates from DESE
    • High School
      • Continue working on updating curriculum for supplemental English Language Arts Courses 
      • Includes Journalism curriculum update
  • World Languages
    • Grades 8 - 12
      • Program Evaluations 
      • Possible beginning of curriculum rewrite starting 2nd semester
  • Fine Arts
    • Grades k - 12
      • Includes visual arts, general music/vocal music, band, drama, speech, debate
      • Program Evaluation
Assessment

  • Grade-Level MAP Tests
    • All math assessments will have a performance event
    • eDirect will contain an actual practice test which will follow the same blueprints as the operational test
  • End-of-Course MAP Tests
    • iTester will be getting a make-over and will look more like eDirect
    • ELA will contain speaking and listening component
    • Math tests will have performance events on Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 exams
    • Pre-tests in iTester will be updated to mirror the blueprint of the operational tests
  • Science Field Tests
    • All Science MAP tests will be field tests/pilot tests this year
    • NO DATA will be available from this year's science exam
    • WILL NOT BE INCLUDED in the 2018 APR
    • WILL COUNT towards accountability purposes at the High School Level
  • New Assessments
    • Questions on new MAP tests written by Missouri teachers
    • Will be going through a bias and content review
    • Item writing and reviews will continue for a few more years.
  • ACT - 11th grade census
    • DESE will not be funding an 11th grade census administration of the ACT statewide
  • But wait....there's more...!!
    • Additional updates will be provided throughout the year
Data & Accountability

  • Some assessment data is available on DESE's secure website
    • End-of-Course results are still under review so they have not been released yet 
  • August 21st
    • APR Preview available
    • Secure
  • September 22nd
    • APR Final
    • Secure & Embargoed
  • MSIP6
    • State still working out what the next phase of the Missouri School Improvement Program will look like.
    • Development teams have been created in these areas
      • Academic Achievement
      • Climate and Culture
      • Effective Educators and Instructional Practices
      • Effective and Stable Leadership & Governance
      • Success Ready Graduates
      • Systems and Processes
    • More info can be found on DESE's website by clicking here