Office of Quality Schools
News and Updates
Accredited with Distinction
- Comments regarding the proposed criteria may be submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Quality Schools, Attention: School Improvement Section, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480 or by email at MSIP@dese.mo.gov. Comments will be received September 17th, 2013 to October 17th, 2013.
- Accredited with Distinction Criteria
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.