What tests will be required of MOCAP students?

All MOCAP students are required to participate in the MAP Grade Level Assessments (GLA) and End of Course (EOC) testing. MAP tests measure a students’ progress toward mastery of the Missouri Learning Standards, which are the educational standards in Missouri.


  • GLA: All students in grades three through eight in Missouri will take the MAP test in communication arts and math. Students in grades five and eight will also take the MAP test in science.
  • EOC: End-of-Course assessments are taken when a student has received instruction on the course-level expectations for an assessment, regardless of grade level (but typically in high school). EOC tests are required for the courses of Algebra I, Biology, English II, and Government.


How does GLA and EOC testing work for MOCAP students?

The local school is responsible for administering the assessments. Students are expected to participate in MAP testing according to the testing schedule of their local school.


When does MAP testing occur?

Testing schedules vary by school but grade level assessments for 3rd-8th grade, generally occur during the spring. EOC assessments for 9th-12th grade generally occur at the conclusion of the course in either the summer, fall or spring testing windows. For more information on the MAP testing dates please contact your resident school.


Who is responsible for a student’s MAP and EOC scores?

School districts and charter schools that pay for MOCAP tuition are accountable for their MAP scores. DESE will track achievement data for each courseware provider.