ERIC Number: ED417213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Assessment Program Summary Report.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Missouri is in the middle of the process of developing a performance-based assessment system, the Missouri Assessment Program, which is being developed to measure student progress toward the "Show-Me Standards" adopted by the State Board of Education in 1996. To achieve these standards, students must have a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in the basic subjects and be able to apply what they know as well as what they can do. The Missouri Assessment Program will eventually cover all six subject areas addressed in the standards: mathematics, communication arts, science, social studies, health and physical education, and fine arts. State level assessments are being developed for students in grades 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, and 11 in the areas selected for each grade. Results will be available for individual students, schools, and districts, and achievement levels reporting student progress toward the state standards will also be reported. In the first administration, in 1997, 35% of the regular students in grade 4 were achieving at or above the "Proficient" range, 26% were within the "Proficient" range, and 37% were at "Nearing Proficient." The typical 4th grader scored at the 56th percentile on the norm-referenced part of the test, while the typical 8th grader scored at the 58th percentile, and the typical 10th grader scored at the 65th percentile. Achievement level descriptions are provided for each grade and subject tested. (Contains four graphs and four tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri