Accountability Data

The Accountability Data section is responsible for providing data management services for Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) Performance Standards and the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Results. The section assists the department with computing an Annual Performance Report (APR) score for each Local Education Agency (LEA) and school to measure progress toward the goal that all students graduate high school college-and career-ready. This overall score is comprised of scores for each of the MSIP 5 Performance Standards (1) Academic Achievement (2) Subgroup Achievement (3) High School Readiness (K-8 districts) or College and Career Readiness (K-12 districts), (4) Attendance Rate and (5) Graduation Rate (K-12 districts).

The section is also responsible for providing services for federal accountability determinations utilizing data from academic achievement (English language arts and mathematics), subgroup achievement (English language arts and mathematics) graduation, English Language Acquisition and attendance. 

The section collaborates with the department for the creation and publication of supporting reports for each of the MSIP performance standards and MAP results. This provides LEA Officials the ability to regularly monitor their own progress toward the goal that all students graduate high school college- and career-ready. The section also assists LEAs with the completion of MOSIS/Core Data cycles. This contains information such as student demographics, student course completions, student graduation follow-up, and student enrollment that impact the APR score.

For questions, contact DESE Accountability Data at 573-526-4886 or accountabilitydata@dese.mo.gov.

Annual Performance Report (APR)

Annual Performance Reports

Annual Performance Reports are available through the MCDS portal.

Accountability Data Appeals Process

Accountability Data Appeals Process

Accuracy is key to ensuring that data is meaningful to the Local Education Agency (LEA). DESE Accountability Data offers LEAs the ability to request several types of corrections and appeals. Each appeal type has a specific appeals window. The appeal request must be submitted no later the close of the appeals window. Appeals received after the deadline will not be processed. Appeals are handled in the order they are received.

The Appeals Process provides LEAs with an opportunity to appeal:

  • A+ Retake – Remove a score for an A+ retest to achieve proficient/advanced on Algebra I.
  • Incorrect Graduation Cohort – Correct the graduation cohort for a student, when an LEA discovers a student is not in the four-, five-, six-, or seven-year graduation rate. NOTE: If the student transferred in during the most recent school year, then the LEA can correct this by changing the first-freshman year in MOSIS/Core Data, re-upload and re-certify.
  • Incorrect LND – The LEA believes the student was assigned an LND incorrectly.
  • Incorrect Score – The LEA believes the student did not receive the correct score.
  • Missing Score – The LEA believes the student tested, but did not receive a score.
  • MOSIS ID – The MOSIS ID for the student is incorrect.
  • Removal of Duplicate Score – A student has more than one score for a content area.
  • Unintentional Invalidation – The LEA unintentionally invalidated the score of the student.

APPEALS WINDOWS AND INFORMATION

Appeal Type Dates/Information
A+ Retesting August 1 – May 30

 

If a student takes the same EOC assessment in the same accountability year (Summer/Fall/Spring), the last score is automatically kept for accountability purposes and LEAs do not need to appeal to remove previous scores.

If the student takes the same EOC assessment in different accountability years, the LEA will need to appeal to remove scores. If the LEA does not appeal, all scores will be used for accountability purposes.

For additional guidance of alternative options to the use of the Algebra I EOC assessment score, please visit the website for the Department of Higher Education Workforce Development (MDHEWD).
College and Career Readiness (CCR)
  • • Accuplacer
  • • ACT
  • • ACT WorkKeys
  • • AP – Advanced Placement
  • • IB – International Baccalaureate
  • • PLTW – Project Lead The Way
Window TBD

 

A trial is created in MOSIS Data Collection for each LEA called the CCR ID Clean-up. After LEAs update and certify records contained in the CCR ID Clean-up file, MCDS Annual Performance Report (APR) reports will update. Appeals for CCR assessments will not be accepted until after the CCR ID Clean-up file has been certified by the district.

Secure Reports are available to review the data for the MSIP APR. The measures are available securely in the Missouri Comprehensive Data System (MCDS) Portal. The user will login to the MCDS Portal, and review the reports by following the path below: District, Charters, Schools > School Performance and Accountability > Reports and Resources

ASVAB scores are reported through the MOSIS Data Collection System. For additional information, go to the MOSIS website.
Graduation Cohort Window TBD

 

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)
  • • End-of-Course (EOC)
  • • MAP Grade-Level
  • • MAP-A
  • • WIDA ACCESS

Window TBD

 

The appeals window for MAP Assessments will be open for one week following the release of the secure APR data.

Investigating an LND, unintentional invalidation, or re-scoring a student’s assessment can cost up to $60 per assessment. If there is a change in the student’s achievement level, the LEA will not be charged. If the score is not changed, the LEA will be invoiced by the assessment vendor.

Procedures for submitting an appeal

  1. The LEA must complete the DESE Accountability Data Appeals Excel File. Incomplete files will delay the appeals process.
  2. All appeal requests must include a letter from the LEA superintendent, on LEA letterhead, describing type of appeal and the compelling reason for the appeal request.
  3. Depending on the appeal type, the LEA must also prepare additional documentation.
    1. For MAP Assessment appeals, a purchase order must be included with the LEA’s appeal request.
    2. For AP and IB appeals, a copy of the student transcript with the class listed must be included with the LEA’s appeal request.
    3. For CCR assessments, a score sheet from the vendor, with the vendor logo on it must be included with the LEA’s appeal request.
    4. A+ and Graduation Cohort appeals do not require an additional documentation.
  4. Once the Appeals Excel file and supporting documentation are completed, request access to the secure FTP transfer site. Send an email to accountabilitydata@dese.mo.gov with the subject: DESE Appeals – Secure Transfer. The email request should contain the email address of the person who will upload the files.
  5. Once approved, the provided email address will receive two emails – one from the State of Missouri containing a username and password for the FTP site, and a second email from the person at DESE who approved the request. This second email will contain the link to the FTP site.
  6. Go to the secure FTP site and enter the provided username and password.
  7. Click Reply.
  8. Drag and Drop the Appeals Excel file, Superintendent Letter, and any additional required documentation to the Upload Files box. In the email, be sure to include contact information in case DESE has any questions.

For questions about the Appeals process, contact DESE Accountability Data at 573-526-4886 or accountabilitydata@dese.mo.gov.

Medical Waivers

Medical Waivers

Students with serious medical and mental conditions can and do participate in the Missouri statewide assessments. However, there are rare and unique situations in which a student is unable, for medical reasons, to participate in an assessment. Federal regulations allow exceptions to participation in such situations; however, these exceptions must be made with great care.

All medically fragile students are expected to participate in statewide assessments unless a significant and documented medical emergency exists in addition to medical fragility. When a medically fragile student cannot reasonably participate in a statewide assessment during the state assessment window, this must be documented in the student’s permanent file.

A medical waiver can be submitted to the department for students experiencing an acute (short-term) illness that prevents the student from receiving instructional services and participating in statewide assessments.

Then fax your written request to: (573) 526-3045.

End-of-Course Assessment

End-of-Course Assessment

All students must take the Algebra I, English II, Biology and Government End-of-Course (EOC) assessments prior to graduation.

A few groups of students may be exempt from certain portions or all of the assessment. Those include:

  • Students whose IEP teams have determined that the MAP-A is the appropriate assessment do not have to take EOC assessments. To avoid an LND, districts must submit an EOC exception for Government for students that participate in MAP-A.
  • English Learners (EL) who have been in the United States 12 cumulative months or fewer at the time of administration may be exempted from taking the English Language Arts assessment during that school year. They will have to take the English II EOC prior to graduation. If the student is a senior, they will be exempt.
  • Foreign exchange students are allowed, but are not required to take the assessment. This is a district decision.
  • Homeschooled 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.

About End-of-Course Assessments


Mathematics

There is not an exception code for Algebra I retakes to earn A+ eligibility. These scores must be appealed to be removed.

Students who take the Algebra I EOC prior to 9th grade must take the Algebra II EOC for Accountability.


EOC Exception Collection

    The End of Course Exception collection is available for reporting in the MOSIS Data Collection System. This collection allows school districts to report End-of-Course exceptions for the mandatory assessments required of each student for which a district graduates.

    Grade-Level Assessment

    MAP Grade-Level Assessment

    All students in grades 3-8 in Missouri will take the grade level assessment. English Language Arts and Mathematics are administered in all grades. Science is administered in grades 5 and 8. A few groups of students may be exempt from certain portions or all of the assessment. Those include:

    • Students whose IEP teams have determined that the MAP-A is the appropriate assessment do not have to take the Grade-Level assessment
    • English Learners (EL) who have been in the United States 12 cumulative months or fewer at the time of administration may be exempted from taking the English Language Arts assessment. All other content areas must be assessed.
    • Foreign exchange students are allowed, but are not required to take the assessment. This is a district decision.
    • Homeschooled students may take part in the assessment at the local district's discretion.
    • Private school students are not required to take the Grade-Level assessment.

    About the Grade-Level Assessment

    MAP-Alternate Assessment

    MAP-A

    The MAP-Alternate (MAP-A) is a portfolio-based assessment that measures student performance based on alternate achievement standards. The MAP-A is aligned with Missouri's Learning Standards. The MAP-A assessment relies on the involvement of teachers to customize the assessment for each student. The MAP-Alternate (MAP-A) is designed only for students with significant cognitive disabilities who meet grade level and eligibility criteria.

    Missouri has a 1% cap on the total number of MAP-A assessments. Districts that exceed 1% MAP-A assessments will be asked to submit justification at the end of the assessment year.

    About MAP-A

    English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment

    WIDA ACCESS

    ACCESS for ELLs is the English language proficiency assessment that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has selected to meet Federal requirements annually assess Missouri's students who are eligible for EL (English Learner) services. ACCESS assesses the academic English language proficiency of students in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    About WIDA ACCESS