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. 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, Physical Science and Personal Finance.

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 Learners (EL) who have been in the United States 12 cumulative months or fewer as of April 1 may be exempted from one administration of ELA. Students are still required to take English II prior to graduation.
  • 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

Assessment Development Recruitment

As a part of the assessment development cycle, DESE Assessment invites Missouri educators to participate in the process to help provide expertise. Missouri is always looking for educators to participate in these meetings. If you wish to be considered for participation for any future development meetings, please complete the online submission form at https://dese.mo.gov/form/assessment-meetings-interest. Once finished, you will receive an email to the personal email address provided to confirm your submission.



Guide To Interpreting Results

Performance Level Descriptors

Content AreaPLD
English Language ArtsEnglish I PLD
English II PLD
MathematicsAlgebra I PLD
Algebra II PLD
Geometry PLD
ScienceBiology PLD
Physical Science PLD
Social StudiesAmerican History PLD
Government PLD


2023-2024 Manuals



The District Test Coordinator is responsible for training all School Test Coordinators, Test Examiners and other responsible district and/or school staff on End-Of-Course Assessment processes and procedures. Prior to test administration, test examiners must familiarize themselves with the testing manual(s) and participate in any district created training.

The information in the following Power Point can be used as part of district created training. This Power Point is not a substitution for district created training or for reading the manuals above. District training should also include local procedures such as cell phone policy, test schedule, who to contact in the district with questions, etc.

Training Resources (Fall 2023)

Practice Form
Available in the Nextera TDS platform.

The practice form mirrors the operational assessment. The practice form gives users the ability to see the types of items that will be on the assessment and, if taking the practice test online, become comfortable with answering items within the Nextera TDS testing platform.

Item Sampler

The question sampler offers an opportunity for students to become familiar with the test format, the question types and the tools they will experience during testing to help prepare them for testing day.

End-Of-Course Training Modules (Fall 2023)

Questar has created a series of training modules for DTCs/STCs to use in conjunction with the manuals. Districts may choose to use these modules as part of their local district training.

These training modules can be found on Nextera.

Trainings include but are not limited to:

  • Nextera Admin Overview
  • The Student Testing Experience
  • DTC Training Webinar
  • DITC Nextera Training 
Personal Finance

Personal Finance

Testing Information

The rules around who takes the personal finance assessment, testing out of the Personal Finance course and the pass rate of the assessment differ from other EOC Assessments.

  • As part of their curriculum, students in Missouri must earn a 1/2 credit in the area of Personal Finance.
  • Students who are receiving personal finance credit from embedded coursework: The online assessment is REQUIRED. The pass rate is the district’s decision.
  • Students attempting to “test out” and receive personal finance credit toward graduation: The online assessment is REQUIRED. Students must attain a score of 90% or higher to receive personal finance credit.
  • Students who are enrolled in a stand-alone personal finance course: The online assessment is OPTIONAL. Participation, however, permits the district to evaluate student achievement with an assessment fully aligned to state standards.
  • A student may take the Personal Finance Assessment ONE time per testing window.
  • The Personal Finance Assessment is provided at no cost to districts.

Frequently Asked Questions

In what grades may the state Personal Finance class and/or the Assessment be taken?

It is recommended that the Personal Finance course be completed after the ninth grade because of the specific content and its relevance for persons reaching the age at which they must begin to assume financial responsibilities. However, grade level designations are not included in the Rule, so the grade level at which Personal Finance may be taught is ultimately an individual school district’s decision. Although the Graduation Handbook does refer to specific grade levels at which the course is to be offered, that document is meant for technical assistance only.

What is the “test out” option?

Districts have the option to allow students to “test out” in order for that student to receive the ½ unit of credit in Personal Finance required to graduate. To “test out,” a student must attain a score of 90% or higher on the Personal Finance Assessment.

What is the pass rate for the Personal Finance Assessment?

For students attempting to “test out,” the passing rate is 90%. Districts have the flexibility to set their own passing rate for all other students who take the Personal Finance Assessment.

How many times can a student take the Personal Finance Assessment?

A student may take the Personal Finance assessment one time per assessment window. This includes those students attempting to “test out.”

Are English Learners (ELs) or students with Individual Education (IEP) Plans/504 plans allowed accommodations?

ELs or students with an IEP/504 plan are allowed the same accommodations they would receive on any other content assessments. Please note: The Personal Finance Assessment is not available in a paper and pencil, large print or Braille version at this time.

Can local districts use student scores on the Personal Finance Assessment as part of the student grade?

Yes, districts may, but are not required to use the scores from the Personal Finance Assessments as part of the student grade.

Where does Personal Finance fit into the curriculum and how may it be counted for credit?

Personal Finance may be counted as ½ credit as a practical arts course, a social studies course or a standalone elective course.

Who may teach Personal Finance?

The district should choose the most qualified person to teach the course. The instructor must have a valid Missouri teaching certificate for secondary education.

Additional Resources

Practice Forms

EOC Practice Forms

Practice forms aligned to the new MLS Expectations will be available online through the EOC Secure Browser and here for students who need a paper assessment.

EOC Practice Forms
English IAlgebra IGeometryAmerican History
English IIAlgebra IIPersonal FinanceGovernment


Physical Science



The following information reflects the district cost for the EOC assessments.

Algebra I$1.80*
English II$1.80*
GovernmentNo Cost*
Algebra II$1.88
American History$1.88
English I$4.03
Physical Science$1.88
Personal FinanceNo Cost

*required for accountability

Contact Information
DESE Assessment573-751-3545assessment@dese.mo.gov



Accountability Data573-751-4426accountabilitydata@dese.mo.gov
Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP)573-751-4104msip@dese.mo.gov

End-of-Course (EOC) Dates

Dates Event
June 05, 2023 to July 28, 2023 EOC Summer 2023 Testing Window
September 11, 2023 to September 25, 2023 EOC Fall 2023-2024 - First Precode Window - Students In System 10/19/23 - Students May Start Testing 10/23/23
October 23, 2023 to January 26, 2024 EOC Fall 2023-2024 - Testing Window
October 16, 2023 to January 26, 2024 EOC Fall 2023-2024 Practice Test Window
October 30, 2023 to November 14, 2023 EOC Fall 2023-2024 - Final Precode Window - Students In System And May Start Testing 11/29/23
January 22, 2024 to January 29, 2024 EOC Spring 2024 - First Precode Window - Students In System 2/21/24 - Students May Start Testing 3/4/24
DUE January 26, 2024 EOC Spring 2024 Practice Window Opens
DUE January 29, 2024 EOC Spring 2024 Administration Portal Opens
February 26, 2024 to May 22, 2024 EOC Spring 2024 Braille And Large Print Ordering Window
March 04, 2024 to May 24, 2024 EOC Spring 2023-2024 - Testing Window
March 18, 2024 to March 25, 2024 EOC Spring 2024 - Final Precode Window - Students In System And May Start Testing 4/22/24
March 01, 2024 to March 01, 2024 EOC Spring 2024 - Second Precode Window - Students In System And May Start Testing 3/25/24
April 08, 2024 to June 14, 2024 EOC Spring 2024 ISR and Student Labels Ordering Window
DUE May 28, 2024 EOC Spring 2024 - Deadline To Ship Materials
June 03, 2024 to July 26, 2024 EOC Summer 2024-2025 - Testing Window