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The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students' progress toward the Missouri Learning Standards, which are Missouri's content standards.  End-of-Course assessments are taken when a student has received instruction on the Missouri Learning Standards for an assessment, regardless of grade level.  For the 2017-2018 school year, all EOC assessments are available only online, unless a student's IEP indicates that a Braille, Large Print, or Paper/Pencil form is needed.  Missouri's suite of available End-of-Course assessments includes: English I, English II, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, American History, Government, Biology and Physical Science.

Since the 2014-2015 accountability year, districts must ensure that students completed EOC assessments in Algebra I, English II, Biology, and Government prior to high school graduation. For students who complete the Algebra I EOC assessment prior to high school, Algebra II is the required high school mathematics assessment for accountability purposes. 

All students, including Missouri Option students, are required to participate in EOC assessments designated as "required" for accountability purposes. A few groups of students are exempt from EOC assessments required for accountability purposes. Exempt student groups include:

  • Students whose IEP teams have determined that they are eligible to participate in the Missouri Assessment Program-Alternate (MAP-A)
  • English Language Learners (ELL) who have been in the United States 12 cumulative months or fewer at the time of administration may be exempted from taking the English II and/or English I assessments.
  • Foreign exchange students (not required to participate, but may do so at the district's discretion)
  • Home schooled students (not required to participate, but may do so at the local district's discretion)
  • Private school students

Important Dates

Dates Event
DUE September 14, 2018 EOC First Fall Pre-Code DUE - Students in system 9/27 - Students may begin testing 10/1
October 1, 2018 to January 18, 2019 EOC Fall Testing Window
DUE November 2, 2018 EOC Second Fall Pre-Code DUE - Students in system 11/26 - Students may begin testing 11/26
DUE January 25, 2019 EOC First Spring Pre-Code DUE - Students in system 2/15 - Students may begin testing 2/18
February 18, 2019 to May 24, 2019 EOC Spring Testing Window
DUE March 1, 2019 EOC Second Spring Pre-Code DUE - Students in system 3/21 - Students may begin testing 3/21
DUE March 29, 2019 EOC Final Spring Pre-Code DUE - Students in system 4/19 - Students may begin testing 4/19
February 17, 2020 to May 22, 2020 EOC Spring 2020 Testing Window


2017-2018 Test Coordinator's Manual


2017-2018 End-of-Course Assessments Trainings

The following documents are required trainings for the End-of-Course assessments. Each PowerPoint tackles a separate topic and can be reviewed at your own pace. These PowerPoint slides do not contain audio.


EOC Pre-Tests

Pre-test forms aligned to the new MLS Expectations will be available online through Nextera and here for students who need a paper assessment.

Planned EOC Pre-Tests for Biology and Physical Science will not be available for the 2017-2018 academic year.

EOC Pre-Tests
Algebra I English II
Algebra II Geometry
American History Government
English I


The following information reflects district cost for the EOC assessments for the 2015-2016 school year.

Assessment Cost
Algebra I $1.80*
Biology $1.80* (Free in 2017-2018)
English II $1.80*
Government No Cost*
Algebra II $1.88
American History $1.88
English I $4.03
Geometry $1.88
Physical Science $1.88 (Free in 2017-2018)

*required for accountability



Q: What do I do if I pre-coded a student who does not need to test?
A: Don’t do anything. As long as the student doesn’t log into the system, no record is created for the student.

Q: What do I do if I don’t have an Nexterapassword and I’m the DTC?
A: DTC's will receive Nexteralogin information from Questar at least one week prior to the opening of the statewide testing window. If you are the DTC, and haven't received login information within this timeframe, be sure that you are listed on screen 3 of core data as the assessment contact. Contact Questar. Questar will verify with DESE that you are the DTC and then Questar will send you your information.

Q: When and how will my teachers get passwords to access Nextera?
A: Test examiners are established in the pre-code file. The system automatically generates usernames/passwords for them. The DTC can manually add examiners. NOTE: Test examiners are removed from the system at the end of each statewide administration window.

Q: How do I tell if a student has already taken an EOC?
A: You can access this information on the EOC history report. The EOC history report is available in administrative reports, on the secure side of the MCDS Data Portal. You can access the EOC history report by logging into the MCDS Data Portal, choosing student assessment, then guided inquiry.

Q: How do I know if I need to test a student that just moved in from out of state or from a private school?
A: Contact Accountability Data at 573-526-4886 or accountabilitydata@dese.mo.gov.

Q: A student just transferred from another district, and took Algebra I but did not take the EOC, do I have to test that student?
A: Contact Accountability Data at 573-526-4886 or accountabilitydata@dese.mo.gov.

Q: Are students required to take more than the Algebra I, English II, Biology and Government EOCs?
A: Contact MSIP at 573-751-4426 or msip@dese.mo.gov.

Q: Are there bonus points for optional EOCs?
A: Contact MSIP at 573-751-4426 or msip@dese.mo.gov.

Q: Can a student test more than once in a content area in a single statewide assessment window?
A: No, a student may only test once in a content area in a statewide assessment window.

Q: A student needs to re-take Algebra I for A+ purposes. Do both scores count for accountability?
A: Contact Accountability Data at 573-526-4886 or accountabilitydata@dese.mo.gov.

Administrative Memos


Web Applications

Contact Information


DESE Assessment Phone
EOC Help Desk (Questar)
Grade-Level Help Desk (DRC)
MAP-A Help Desk (DLM)
ACCESS for ELLs Help Desk (DRC)
WIDA Help Desk (WIDA)
Personal Finance Help Desk (MetaLogic)

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