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MAP Item Writing Workshop


The Office of Student Assessment at the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will host a one-day Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) Item Writing Workshop for teachers this June 2017 at three locations around the state.

This professional development opportunity will provide attendees with direct instruction about how Math and English items are aligned to the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards, how items are aligned to item specifications and the MAP blueprints, and how items meet the MAP style guide.

Attendees will work with MAP item writers to review, edit items, and create items of their own which meet the specifications of the MAP assessment.  Teachers will leave the Item Writing Workshop with the ability to return to the classroom and create assessment items that align instruction, the standards, and the MAP assessment.

Teachers are invited to sign up for one of the following locations:       

  • June 13, 2017

Desoto Central Middle School-Southaven, MS

  • June 14, 2017

Madison Central High School-Madison, MS

  • June 15, 2017

Math: River Oaks Elementary School-Gulfport, MS

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. each day.  Refreshments will be served;  however, attendees will be responsible for their daily meals. CEUs will be provided for all attendees.

Please visit the GoSignMeUp registration link posted on the MDE website under “MDE Quick Links”  or click the link provided here to register.  If you do not have an account for GoSignMeUp, you will need to create one.   If you have any questions, please email Vincent Segalini at vsegalini@mdek12.org.