Missouri Assessment Program
The percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in math declined in 2013, but remained steady in communication arts and improved in science.
Joplin’s results on the Missouri Assessment Program tests taken last year showed the district’s students dropped in 11 categories.
Education policy issues include public school funding and dealing with the unaccredited St. Louis and Kansas City school districts.
The state received more than 100 reports of standardized testing irregularities, including cheating, in 2010 and 2011.