End-of-Course Assessment (EOC)

  • The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards which are the educational standards in Missouri. Springfield Public Schools will administer the following End-of-Course assessments: 

    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II (only administered to students who took Algebra I prior to the 9th grade)
    • Biology
    • English II
    • Government

    End-of-Course assessments are taken when a student has received instruction on the course-level expectations for an assessment, regardless of grade level. The results will be used to meet state and federal accountability requirements. Teachers will use students’ performance on the tests as a factor in awarding final course grades. Three scheduled testing periods are planned each year – winter, spring and summer.

     

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who takes the EOC Assessments?

    A few groups of students may be exempt from certain End-of-Course assessments. These include, but are not limited to:

    • Students whose IEP teams have determined that the MAP-A is the appropriate assessment do not have to take End-of-Course assessments.
    • English Language Learners (ELL) who have been in the United States 12 months or fewer at the time of administration may be exempted from taking the English II and/or English I assessments.
    • Foreign exchange students are allowed, but are not required to take the assessments. 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 End-of-Course assessments.

     What kinds of questions are on the test?

    For all End-of-Course assessments, all questions are comprised of multiple choice items. These items are composed of selected response questions developed specifically for Missouri. A performance event session is given as well in Algebra I, Biology and English II.

     Are the EOC Assessments available in languages other than English?

    No. All Missouri End-of-Course assessments are available only in English.

Classes with EOC Assessments

    • English II & English II Honors
    • Liberty and Law, Liberty and Law Honors, & AP US Government
    • Intro to Biology
    • Biology & Biology Honors
    • Algebra I & Accelerated Algebra I
    • Algebra II & Algebra II Honors