Office of Quality Schools
News and Updates
Accredited with Distinction
- The State Board of Education discussed a revised set of criteria based on public feedback at the December board meeting (Proposed Criteria). Accredited with Distinction is currently an agenda item for the March State Board meeting.
MSIP 5 Scoring Guide Webinars
Unaccredited schools FAQ
The Department has prepared a frequently asked questions document to address common questions related to school districts which are or may become unaccredited.
Information about MSIP 5
USDE Accepts Missouri's Compliance Review Responses
The US Department of Education recently reviewed Missouri’s responses to the USDE Compliance Review conducted of the Missouri’s administration of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Except for a few activities that are “in progress” and which will require some future documentation, the USDE accepted Missouri’s responses in full.
ESEA Flexibility Waiver
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has received a flexibility waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind.