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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:  The percentage of students:

  1. Scoring at or above proficient level on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will increase by 1 percentage point at each test administration.
  2. Scoring at or above proficient level on state assessments will increase each year to exceed 75% of students in all subgroups by 2020.  
  3. Scoring at or above the mean of the top 10 states on college and career ready assessments (e.g. ACT, SAT, COMPASS, ASVAB, TSA) will increase annually.

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

GOAL 2: All Missouri children will enter kindergarten prepared to be successful in school.

OBJECTIVE 1:

  1. The percentage of young children (birth to kindergarten entry) who receive developmental and health screenings will increase by 2% annually.
  2. The number of parent education visits to families with young children will increase by 2% annually.
  3. The number of parent education visits to high needs families of young children will increase by 2% annually.

OBJECTIVE 2: The percentage of early childhood programs for Missouri’s infants, toddlers and preschoolers that meet established quality standards will increase by 2% annually.

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

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

OBJECTIVE 2: By 2020, all educators will be highly effective.

GOAL 4: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will improve departmental efficiency and operational effectiveness.

OBJECTIVE 1: Annually 90% of the Top 10x20 plan targets will meet or exceed process and progress measures.