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Missouri Content Area Exams

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Purpose: The content area assessments are exit assessments that must be completed by the candidate in all areas of certification. The exit assessment must measure the content necessary for teachers, counselors, librarians, principals and superintendents. The exit assessments must be aligned with state and national standards for school and/or district leaders.

The Missouri Content Assessments replaced the Praxis II Content Assessments beginning on September 2, 2014. Students who have passed the Praxis II Content Assessment on or before August 31, 2014, will be allowed to use their score until December 31, 2016. They must have completed their preparation program by December 31, 2016, as well.