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Appeals Procedure

Appeal Dates and Procedures


In preparation for the release of the 2017 Annual Performance Report (APR), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) shared several important dates regarding the appeals process. 

  • *NEW* July 28, 2017 - August 11, 2017 (5:00 p.m.) - 2016-2017 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level and MAP-Alternative student score appeal window
  • *NEW* August 22, 2017 - September 1, 2017 (5:00 p.m.) - July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 College and Career Ready Assessment Score (ACT®, COMPASS®, WorkKeys®, SAT, AP, IB, PLTW) appeal window
  • *NEW* September 5, 2017 - September 22, 2017 (5:00 p.m.) - 2016-2017 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) End-of-Course student score appeal window

To appeal Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) student scores

The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Appeals Process provides districts with an opportunity to request a review of a student’s MAP score from the appropriate test company. The Appeals Process should be used only in the following cases: 1) there is a compelling reason to believe a student’s score should be higher (e.g., the score is not consistent with overall classroom performance), 2) the administrator determines a student should not have received an LND (Students in this category are absent in all sessions or did not attempt any items in one or more content areas of the Assessment).  Student Score Appeals can be submitted to the Department using the following form:

To appeal MSIP5 College and Career Readiness (CCR) assessment scores

Corrections for students not found in the CCR measures provided from third party vendors (i.e. data such as ACT, SAT, COMPASS, AP etc…) can be submitted to the Department using the following form:

To Appeal Assessment Administrative Anomalies the following information must be included in your written request on district letterhead signed by your superintendent.

  • Student Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Grade
  • County District Code
  • School Code
  • Content Area
  • A brief explanation of the anomaly that is being appealed

All written requests should be faxed to (573) 526-3045.