ERIC Number: ED430236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Navigating the Map: Communication Arts. Middle School. Spring 1998 Assessment.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Instruction.
Designed to give middle school teachers some of the tools necessary to prepare their students to do well on the performance based Missouri Assessment Program (MAP), this booklet provides released items from the 1997-1998 MAP Communication Arts test. MAP consists of three reading passages followed by constructed-response items, a formal writing portion in which students respond to a prompt related to the general theme of the reading passages, and an "off-the-shelf" reading and language arts test. The first section of the booklet includes the released grade 7 reading passages, released items that go with those passages, the scoring guides used to score the items, and sample student work at each score point. The final section presents brief descriptions of 48 tips regarding reading, writing, and test-taking for teachers to use to prepare their students for the test. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Instruction.