MOCAP Guidance

 

Individual Learning Plans (ILP) or Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP)

Students taking more than two MOCAP courses must have an individualized learning plan maintained in the LEA’s student records. An LEA may develop its own learning plan for students or use the ICAP that is available through the Office of College and Career Readiness under School Counseling.

 

MOCAP Policies

A LEA must post its MOCAP enrollment policy on its website and inform parents/guardians of the student rights to participate in MOCAP.

 

Student's Appeal Process

There is an appeal process if a student is denied access to a MOCAP course. Please refer to Section 161.670, RSMo to learn about the LEA’s responsibility in the MOCAP appeal process. Parents/guardians must first work with the LEA before submitting the appeal to DESE. Parents/guardians may only submit the documentation provided by the local school board to the MOCAP Appeal website. The LEA will receive notification of the appeal and a copy of the submitted documentation. Only MOCAP courses offered during the regular school year are eligible for appeal. The appeal process does not apply to summer school or virtual courses that are not MOCAP approved.

 

MOSIS – August Core Data Cycle, Screen 3

The contact person entered on Screen 3 will receive information about MOCAP appeals and updates to the program. Please ensure this contact is accurate. It is critical that this information is always current. Please note, the screen currently asks for the MOVIP facilitator.

 

Reporting for Virtual Education in MOSIS

  • MOCAP requires that all teachers be appropriately certified. Attendance hours for any educator without a valid Missouri teaching certificate will not be allowed for state aid purposes.

  • Virtual courses will use Exhibit 34 – Instruction via Technology for delivery systems.

 

Program Code 50 in MOSIS

  • LEAs will identify MOCAP courses with Program Code 50 in their MOSIS October Cycle – Course Assignment.

  • For student courses identified with the Program Code of 50, the educator course and educator do not need to be reported in the Course Assignment, Educator Core, or the Educator School files because the appropriate certification has already been verified by MOCAP.

 

Program Code 52 – Curriculum Only in MOSIS

  • LEAs will identify MOCAP curriculum only with Program Code 52 - in their MOSIS October Cycle - Course Assignment.
  • For MOCAP curriculum-only courses, an LEA must use an appropriately certificated teacher.

  • For courses that do not have a MOCAP teacher, the LEA will report educator information in the MOSIS October Cycle – Educator Core and Educator School.

  • If an LEA does not have an appropriately certificated teacher, the course cannot be reported as a MOCAP course. Therefore, do not enter a program code; enter only the delivery system from Exhibit 34.

 

LEAs as Courseware Providers That Are NOT in the MOCAP Course Catalog

  • Section 162.1049, RSMo requires nonresident district and resident district shall accept each other’s credits.

  • LEAs may develop and provide online courses for other LEAs if standards in Section 162.1250, RSMo have been met.

  • When purchasing virtual education from a Missouri LEA, the educating LEA (receiving) must coordinate with the sending LEA (where the student is enrolled) under the Cooperative Agreement - Resident 1.

  • These are not MOCAP courses, so do not enter a program code; enter only the delivery system from Exhibit 34.

Virtual Providers That Are NOT in the MOCAP Course Catalog

  • LEAs may use commercial virtual providers that have not been vetted through MOCAP; however, the LEA is responsible for ensuring that statutory requirements have been met.

  • LEAs will input the teacher of record for virtual courses that are not MOCAP approved.

  • Virtual courses that are dual enrollment do not require the instructor to be reported.

  • A MOCAP provider may also offer additional courses that are not MOCAP approved and cannot be reported with the program code for MOCAP. Do not enter a program code for these courses. Simply enter the delivery system according to Exhibit 34 of S for Electronic Media or V for Virtual in the October Course Assignment.

Reporting for Virtual Education in MOSIS - Core Data and MOSIS Manual

 

Provider of Virtual Course

Program Code for October Course Assignment

Delivery System

Teacher of Record Reported by
Assurance Curriculum is Aligned

MOCAP

50 - MOCAP

V

MOCAP
MOCAP
MOCAP - Curriculum Only
52 - MOCAP Curriculum Only
S or V
LEA where student is enrolled and attending using its own educator
Developed by LEA No program code S or V LEA where the student is enrolled and attending LEA where student is enrolled and attending
Purchased from another LEA S or V Receiving/Educating LEA Receiving/Educating LEA
Purchased from commercial provider that is not MOCAP approved S or V LEA where student is enrolled and attending reports educator information from provider or uses its own educator LEA where student is enrolled

 

Exhibit 34-Reporting Instruction via Technology

Course Delivery
Method

Electronic Media

Virtual

ITV

Delivery System Code

S

V

"Blank"

Definition

Student is taking a course via CD, DVD, online, etc. at the LEA which has purchased the program.
Some utilization of this delivery method could be credit recovery or serving at-risk students. Examples include Rosetta Stone, OdysseyWare, Plato, etc.

Student is taking an asynchronous (teacher and students do not usually interact simultaneously) online course with a Missouri- certificated teacher. The course may be provided by the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP), other LEAs, a higher education institution (Mizzou K12 Online) or a commercial company.

Student is taking a synchronous (teacher and students interacting simultaneously) course at the LEA via interactive
television (ITV) or distance education programs.

Instruction Characteristics

Content of instruction is not developed or delivered by the local teacher. No direct teacher instruction or involvement. Does not include asynchronous instruction that is part of a virtual/online course.

Content of instruction is developed by the course provider or developed locally, and is delivered by a Missouri- certificated teacher.

Content of instruction is developed and delivered by the ITV teacher.

Teacher of Record/Educator Reported

Physically present supervisor of the classroom/computer lab, but is not providing the instruction.

Teacher leading/supporting the instruction.

Teacher leading the instruction.

Teacher Certification

Missouri-certificated at appropriate grade level, but not necessarily in the
content area.

Missouri-certificated in the content area and grade level.

Missouri-certificated in the content area and grade level.