Summer 2014 Resources
2013-2014 Test Administration Manual - Spring Update
The Test Administration Manual for the 2013-2014 year is now available. Additionally, the Spring 2014 supplement is now available.
District Test Coordinator Annual Training and Updates
The 2013/2014 DTC Annual Training is now available. The objective of this training is to define the DTC’s responsibilities as they relate to the Department and testing vendors. This training is for both new and current DTCs.
Spring 2014 Self-Monitoring Quality Assurance Form
End-of-Course Assessment Blueprints
Guide to Interpreting Results
End-of-Course Score Conversion Charts
|DUE April 4, 2014||Spring 2014 Pre-Code Window #3(Student information in iTester 4/21/14. Students may begin testing 4/28/14.)|
About the Assessment
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 2013-2014 school year, all EOC assessments are available only online. (Unless a Braille, Large Print or Paper/Pencil form is needed.) End-of-Course assessments are offered in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, Biology, American History and Government. Please see this chart to determine which assessments are required for which students.
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. Beginning with the class of 2016, American History and English I are also required. A few groups of students may be exempt from certain End-of-Course assessments. These include, but are not limited to:
What is the cost of the test?
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
- 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.