MAAP-A Item Writing Workshop for Special Education teachers set for Feb. 23-24; Survey deadline is Jan. 7

The Office of Student Assessment is seeking a list of qualified participants for the MAAP-A Item Writing Workshop (IWW) from Feb. 23-24, 2022. Interest survey deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 7, 2022.

This Item Writing Workshop will be for Special Education teachers, especially those who teach students with cognitive disabilities (SCD). Participants will be chosen based on experience in the following alternate subject/course content areas: ELA, mathematics, and science in grades 3-8 and high school.

The purpose of the MAAP-A Item Writing Committee meeting is to aid in the development of field test items for spring 2023.

Requirements: Participants must have a valid license, be employed by a Mississippi Public School District and be present both days.

Travel, including lodging if you live more than 75 miles from Jackson, Mississippi, and substitute teacher reimbursement will be covered by Questar Assessments, Inc.

If you feel you meet these requirements, please complete the interest survey by Jan. 7, 2022, at 5 p.m.  If you are selected, you will be notified by the Office of Student Assessment and/or Questar with more detailed information regarding report times and locations.

For more information, contact Dr. Jerrika Mabry, MAAP-A Program Coordinator, at