Assessments for Teacher Education & Certification in MO
The following links provide information regarding Missouri's required assessments for all candidates enrolled in a Missouri educator preparation program, as well as educators applying for additional areas of certification.
The Paraprofessional Assessment is for individuals seeking to be employed as teaching assistants residing in Title I schools.
Missouri Performance Assessments will be scored at the educator preparation level. The Office of Educator Quality – Educator Preparation in collaboration with the Missouri Educator Evaluation System/Annual Performance Report (MEES/APR) Workgroup, School Counselor Workgroup, Missouri Professors of Education Administration (MPEA) Workgroup, and the School Librarian Workgroup have identified passing scores for the following performance assessments for the 2020-21 academic year.
MEES for Teacher Candidates – Combined Summative Score (US + CT) of 42 points*
MEES for School Counselor Candidates – Combined Summative Score (US + Site Supervisor) of 25 points*
MEES for School Librarian Candidates – Combined Summative Score (US + Site Supervisor) of 28 points*
MPEA School Leaders Performance Assessment – 10 points*
Candidates must meet or exceed the minimum passing score in order to be recommended for certification.
* Passing scores are only valid for the 2020-2021 academic year.
DESE receives all official score reports directly from the testing company. You may verify the schedule of Score Report Dates at the following website: Score Reporting Dates