The Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5 works to prepare every child for success in school and life. MSIP 5 is the state’s school accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts in Missouri. MSIP began in 1990 and entered its fifth version in 2013.
The Department believes high expectations, a clear vision and a few very focused, high impact goals will be critical to drive the improvement efforts necessary to bring about positive results.
MSIP 5 Policy Goals
- Articulate the state's expectations for student achievement with the ultimate goal of all students graduating ready for success in college and careers;
- Distinguish performance of schools and districts in valid, accurate and meaningful ways so that districts in need of improvement can receive appropriate support and interventions, and high-performing districts can be recognized as models of excellence;
- Empower all stakeholders through regular communication and transparent reporting results; and
- Promote continuous improvement and innovation within each district.
Accredited with Distinction
The State Board of Education discussed a revised set of criteria based on public feedback at the December 2013 board meeting (Proposed Criteria).
MSIP 5 Toolkit
- Tri-fold brochure
- One-page flyer
- Commissioner Chris L. Nicastro's video message
- Sample parent/guardian letter
- Recorded webinars
- MSIP 5 Academic and Subgroup Achievement, Graduation Rate (March 1, 2013)
- MSIP 5 College and Career Readiness, High School Readiness and Attendance (March 4, 2013)
- Dual credit reporting (Nov. 15, 2012)
- MSIP 5 Overview PowerPoint Presentation Fall 2012 (Microsoft Office PowerPoint)
- MSIP 5 Overview PowerPoint Presentation Fall 2012
- MSIP comparison chart
- MSIP 5 Resource and Process Standards Letter
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Algebra I FAQs
- Class Size
- Minutes of Instruction
- Personal Plan of Study
- Planning Time
- Remediation Rates FAQ
- MSIP 5 Assessment Plan
- Glossary of terms