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Top 10 by 20

Top 10 by 20

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has launched Top 10 by 20, a major improvement effort that aims for student achievement in Missouri to rank among the top 10 states by 2020. 

Goals and Objectives

GOAL 1:  All Missouri students will graduate college and career ready.

OBJECTIVE 1:  By 2020, student achievement will rank among the top 10 states in the U.S.

  1. The percentage of students scoring at or above the proficient level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will increase at each test administration.
  2. The percentage of students scoring at or above the proficient level on state assessments will increase each year to meet or exceed the annual "on track" MSIP targets for all students and subgroups, placing the state on track to Top 10 performance by 2020.
  3. The percentage of students scoring below basic on state assessments will decrease by 1 % annually.

OBJECTIVE 2:  By 2020, all students will qualify for entrance into postsecondary education/training.

  1. The percent of students who achieve a qualifying score or above on a college and career readiness assessment will increase annually.
  2. The percentage of students who graduate will increase annually.
GOAL 2: All Missouri children will enter kindergarten prepared to be successful in school.

OBJECTIVE 1: By 2020, increase the percentage of children participating in high-quality early childhood programs and services supported by the Department.

OBJECTIVE 2: By 2020, Missouri early childhood program data representing at least 50 % of the children entering kindergarten will be included in the Missouri Comprehensive Data System (MCDS).

GOAL 3: Missouri will prepare, develop and support effective educators.

OBJECTIVE 1: By 2020, all preparation programs will be highly effective at preparing teacher candidates as defined by a uniform set of performance data points demonstrated by:

  1. The proportion of preparation programs achieving each of the state's performance benchmarks will increase annually as demonstrated through the Annual Performance Report for Educator Preparation Programs (APR-EPP).

OBJECTIVE 2: By 2020, all educators will be effective as defined by a local evaluation process fully aligned to Missouri's Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation.

  1. All schools will align their evaluation systems to 6 of the 7 Essential Principles by 2016.
  2. All Schools will include measures of student growth as a contributing factor of educator evaluation by 2017.
GOAL 4: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will improve departmental efficiency and operational effectiveness.

OBJECTIVE 1: Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Department operations to support the implementation of the Top 10 by 20 initiative.