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Live Audio Streaming of State Board Meetings
The Department now offers live streaming audio of State Board of Education meetings. The new service will allow greater access to meetings for everyone around the state. Click here for registration information. Once on the events page, click on the upcoming and live events button to register. Please note that the monthly meetings will not be recorded.


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State Board Receives Update on Proposed Missouri Learning Standards 
The Department today presented an update to the State Board regarding public comment on the proposed Missouri Learning Standards, which define what students know and are able to do at their grade levels. The proposed standards must receive Board approval by May 2016.

The Department sought feedback on the proposed standards by establishing both an anonymous survey and the opportunity to email feedback to the Department. More than 3,000 comments were submitted. The survey asked respondents to voluntarily state whether they are students, parents, community members, educators or other. Read more


Missouri Board of Education Weighs in on Every Student Succeeds Act 
Today Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education presented the State Board of Education with an overview of new federal legislation dubbed the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, that is replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Department staff indicated that they do not expect major shifts in Missouri’s current education policy as a result of ESSA. Read more


State Launches New Top 10 by 20 Data Dashboard 
On Tuesday, the Department provided the State Board of Education with an update regarding Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 initiative, the state’s academic improvement effort aimed at making Missouri a top 10 state for education by 2020.

The presentation included a new dashboard that provides a graphical look at the academic progress Missouri students are making. The dashboard highlights four key student outcomes that are used to measure progress toward Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 goals. These four measures include National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, four-year graduation rates, college and career readiness measures and average daily attendance figures. Read more