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MSIP 5

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.

MSIP Timeline

​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