The Missouri Assessment Program – or MAP – scores are now available. This year’s results are comprised of third, seventh, and eleventh grade scores in communiction arts, as well as fourth, eighth, and tenth grade math scores. Education Commissioner Kent King says progress is being made, but there is still room for improvement. There are areas of concern. While Missouri students, as a whole, met Adequate Yearly Progress goals in both communication arts and math – Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students, overall, did not achieve that goal. King says socio-economic factors come into play, with free and reduced lunch kids having trouble keeping up their grades. King maintains a positive outlook, saying that while results might be mixed, Missouri is headed in the right direction.