Assessment, or testing, fulfills a vital role in today’s educational environment. Assessment results often are a major force in shaping public perceptions about the capabilities of our students and the quality of our schools. As a primary tool for educators and policymakers, assessment is used for many important purposes.
Educators use assessment results to help improve teaching and learning and to evaluate programs and schools. Assessment is also used to generate the data upon which policy decisions are made. Because of the important place it occupies in education, assessment is a foundation activity in every school, district and state. It is vital to innovation, higher standards and educational excellence.
Click on the PDF scoring guides below for assistance in interpreting Missouri Assessment Program and End-of-Course assessment results.