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End-of-Course

The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards which are the educational standards in Missouri. End-of-Course assessments are taken when a student has received instruction on the course-level expectations for an assessment, regardless of grade level. For the 2014-2015 school year, all EOC assessments are available only online. (Unless a Braille, Large Print or Paper/Pencil form is needed.) Required End-of-Course assessments are offered in Algebra I, English II, Biology and Government. Optional EOCs are offered in Algebra II, Geometry, English I, American History and Physical Science at district cost.

Who takes the EOC Assessments?

Students in Missouri, including Missouri Option Program students, are required to take the Algebra I, Biology, English II and Government assessments. A few groups of students may be exempt from certain End-of-Course assessments. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Students whose IEP teams have determined that the MAP-A is the appropriate assessment do not have to take End-of-Course assessments.
  • English Language Learners (ELL) who have been in the United States 12 months or fewer at the time of administration may be exempted from taking the English II and/or English I assessments.
  • Foreign exchange students are allowed, but are not required to take the assessments. This is a district decision.
  • Home schooled students may take part in the assessment at the local district's discretion.
  • Private school students are not required to take the End-of-Course assessments.

What is the cost of the test?

Assessment Cost
Algebra I $1.80
Biology $1.80
English II $1.80
Government Free
Algebra II District Cost To Be Determined
American History District Cost To Be Determined
English I District Cost To Be Determined
Geometry District Cost To Be Determined
Physical Science District Cost To Be Determined

What kinds of questions are on the test?

There are two types of items on Algebra I, Biology and English II assessments:

Multiple choice items are composed of selected response questions developed specifically for Missouri. Multiple choice items appear on all Missouri EOC assessments.

Performance events are longer, more demanding tasks requiring students to work through problems, experiments, arguments, or extended pieces of writing. Performance events appear only on the Algebra I, Biology and English II EOC assessments.

Are the EOC Assessments available in languages other than English?

No. All Missouri End-of-Course assessments are available only in English.

Important Dates

Dates Event
DUE September 19, 2014 Fall 2014 First Precode - Students Available in iTester 9/29 - Students May Begin Testing 10/6
October 6, 2014 to January 23, 2015 Fall 2014 Window
DUE November 7, 2014 Fall 2014 Second Precode - Students Available in iTester 11/17 - Students May Begin Testing 11/24
DUE January 30, 2015 Spring 2015 First Precode - Students Available in iTester 2/16/15 - Students May Begin Testing 2/23/15
February 23, 2015 to May 22, 2015 Spring 2015 Window
DUE March 6, 2015 Spring 2015 Second Precode - Students Available in iTester 3/16/15 - Students May Begin Testing 3/23/15
DUE April 3, 2015 Spring 2015 Third Precode - Students Available in iTester 4/20/15 - Students May Begin Testing 4/27/15

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MetriTech (ACCESS for ELLs)
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