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Academic and Subgroup Achievement

End-of-Course Assessment

All students must take the *Algebra I, English II, Biology and Government EOC's prior to graduation. MAP-A students take the MAP-A in place of A1, E2 and Biology. There is not a MAP-A for Government. MAP-A for Government districts must submit an end of course exception to avoid an LND. 

Students whose IEP teams have determined that the MAP-A is the appropriate assessment take MAP-A instead of the Grade-Level assessment.

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 Communication Arts portion. 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.

*Students who take the A1 EOC prior to 9th grade must take the Algebra II EOC for Accountability. See the HS Math Accountability Roadmap for more guidance. 

The End of Course Exception collection is a trial 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.

There is not an exception code for Algebra I retakes to earn A+ eligibility. To remove those scores, follow the guidance at the Appeals Procedures page.

Grade-Level Assessment

All students in grades 3-8 in Missouri will take the grade level assessment. Communication 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 certian 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 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 Communication Arts portion. 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.

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LEP/ELL Assessment

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 Language Learner) services. ACCESS stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners. ACCESS assesses the academic English language proficiency of students in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Results also are calculated to determine if the district has met the AMAOs (Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives).

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MAP-Alternate Assessment

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.

Beginning in 2018 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.

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