ERIC Number: ED457528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
MAP, Spring 1999: Communication Arts, Released Items & Rubrics, Grade 3.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
This document deals with testing in communication arts for third graders in Missouri public schools. A story from "Highlights for Children" ("The Night the Lights Went Out") was used as a passage for Session 1 of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test. The test provides five reading and writing activities from the story. Next, a passage from the poem "This Big Cat" (from "This Big Cat and Other Cats I've Known") and items 13 and 14, to be answered by the students, are presented. Following this, the students are given a writing prompt, including directions on how to write and revise a first draft and a writer's checklist. The document then offers scoring guides for the Session 1 items and the writing prompt in Session 2. (NKA)
Descriptors: Grade 3, Language Arts, Primary Education, Public Schools, Reading Comprehension, Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Tests
Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of School Improvement, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480. Tel: 573-751-4234; Fax: 573-751-9434. For full text: http://www.dese.state.mo.us/divimprove/curriculum/commarts/i ndex.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers: Communication Arts; Missouri Assessment Program; Operational Testing; Writing Prompts
Note: Published by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Instruction, Curriculum Section. Reading passages are not available from ERIC.