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Rockwood Parents: MAP, STAR Results Shared via ParentSquare

 A Rockwood student concentrates on his work in a classroomThis year, Rockwood School District is utilizing ParentSquare to share Individual Student Reports (ISR) with parents.

The district sent reports home via ParentSquare beginning Friday, Oct. 14. The following reports were on the following dates:

  • STAR Early Literacy (first grade only, kindergarten will be sent later in the fall) - Friday, Oct. 14
  • STAR Reading Student Report -- Friday, Oct. 14
  • STAR Math Student Report -- Friday, Oct. 14
  • MAP GLA Student Report -- Tuesday, Oct. 18
  • MAP EOC Student Report -- Tuesday, Oct. 18
  • MAP-A Student Reports -- Tuesday, Oct. 18

Process

  • Parents received a message via ParentSquare regarding their child's/children's results, to their email and ParentSquare app.

  • For parents to access results via the link in the email, simply click the link in the email notification..  

  • For information about how to access results via the ParentSquare app, please visit this link.

  • Parents received a separate email for each child.

Parents who would like more information can contact their school office for support with understanding the results or the Rockwood Help Desk (636-733-1169) for assistance accessing the report.    

Read below for more information about each individual report.


Notes about the STAR report

  • The STAR assessments consist of computer-adaptive items designed to provide near-instant feedback on student performance and learning. Each STAR assessment takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

  • STAR Reading Enterprise and STAR Math Enterprise were completed (grades 1-8) and STAR Reading Grade 9. (Students in Algebra 1, Algebra 2 or Geometry do not participate in STAR Math).

  • Students in first grade that are still developing sight word recognition may also receive a STAR Early Literacy report that conveys progress with early skill leading to literacy.

Click here to view a short video to help understand the STAR Parent Report.


Notes about the MAP GLA report

In spring 2022, Rockwood students participated in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) statewide academic assessments. The Missouri Assessment Program is one of several educational reforms mandated by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. During spring 2022, elementary and middle school students were tested in English language arts (grades 3-8), mathematics (grades 3-8), and science (grades 5,8) with newly designed assessments in 2018 by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  

  • These individual student reports are from April/May 2022 and may not be reflective of the academic progress students have made since testing.

  • It is important to remember that these state-level results are only one indicator of a student's academic progress and represent only a small part of the larger educational picture for students.

  • Only students in grades 3-8 during the 2021-2022 school year will receive reports (K-2 does not participate in Grade Level MAP assessments, and 9-12 participate in End of Course Testing).

  • Rockwood teachers will have a thorough understanding of their students' academic progress. Parents can stay connected and informed with Rockwood educators for a comprehensive look at their children's academic achievements.

  • Please note: students who took Algebra 1, Geometry or Algebra 2 during the 2021-2022 school year, participated in the respective End of Course (EOC) assessment in place of the Math GLA. Therefore, those parents will receive an EOC report for the corresponding math course.  

  • Read more about MAP Testing


Notes about the MAP EOC report

The Missouri Assessment Program includes End of Course (EOC) assessments in the subject areas of Algebra I, Geometry*, Algebra II*, English II (10th grade Language Arts), Biology and Government.  Students participate in these assessments at the end of the corresponding course rather than annually as they did in grades 3-8. (*Geometry and Algebra II EOC assessments are provided to middle school students enrolled in the respective courses. In addition, the Algebra II EOC assessment is provided to high school students who have participated in Algebra I prior to high school enrollment).  

  • It is important to remember that these state-level results are only one indicator of students' academic progress and represent only a small part of students' larger educational picture.

  • These individual student reports are from April 2022 and may not be reflective of academic progress since testing.

  • Rockwood teachers will have a thorough understanding of their students' academic progress. Parents can stay connected and informed with Rockwood educators for a comprehensive look at their students' academic achievements.

  • Read more about MAP EOC Testing


Notes about the MAP-A report

In the spring of 2022, Rockwood students participated in the Missouri Assessment-Alternate Program (MAP-A) statewide academic assessment. The MAP-A program is one of several educational reforms mandated by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. In the spring, students were tested in the following content areas through a portfolio assessment or computer-based assessment:

  • Communication Arts: grades 3-8, 11; computer-based assessment (DLM)

  • Mathematics: grades 3-8, 11; computer-based assessment (DLM)

  • Science: grades 5, 8 and 11; computer-based assessment (DLM)

The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) assessment measures student performance on alternate achievement standards, known as DLM Essential Elements, for students determined to meet Missouri’s alternate assessment eligibility criteria through the IEP process. These Essential Elements detail what students should know and be able to do at a particular grade level.

While the MAP-A DLM assessment results provide valuable information, it is important to remember that these results are only one indicator of students' academic progress and represent only a small portion of students' larger educational picture.

If parents have any questions about their student's results or need additional information on their student's academic performance, they can contact their student's special education teacher.