2021 Release of Assessment Data
Date: December 10, 2021
To: Avenue City School Community
Re: MAP Scores
On September 14, 2021, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released preliminary statewide 2020-21 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) data during the State Board of Education’s meeting. The results represent data from the required Grade Level and End-of-Course (EOC) state assessments, which include English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics for grades 3-8; Science for grades 5 and 8.
I am attaching the following Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) data for you to view. In the fall of every year, the district’s Board of Education during a regularly scheduled meeting compares our Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) results to the State of Missouri. This comparison and other data lets the Board of Education and faculty know how we are “measuring up”. The staff uses the data to guide and modify curriculum and instruction for different classes and for individual students.
The 2020-21 MAP tests were taken under unprecedented circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those variables schools faced included but were not limited to: chronic absenteeism and learning disruptions due to illness and/or quarantine; stress, fatigue, and mental health challenges; changing modes of instruction (onsite, virtual, etc.); limited access to technology; and/or a less than reliable internet connection. Due to these extenuating circumstances, the 2020-21 assessment scores look different from previous school years. Those factors should be kept in perspective when reviewing the data. Making blanket comparisons to previous years’ scores is a serious misuse of this data.
I am extremely impressed with our district results. The hard work, dedication, and teamwork of the ACES community provides the best education for the children. It is evident that staff, students, and parents pushed themselves to overcome many obstacles to continue to focus on education. These are just a few reasons why Avenue City is the best place for kids to learn!
Mrs. Rebecca Grimes