Notice of State Board Meeting: A public session of the State Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, December 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the Jefferson State Office Building, 1st Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year - Now Accepting Nominations! Click here.
2022 Powerful Learning Conference: One Team, One Mission - January 24-25, Tan-Tar-A Conference Center, Osage Beach, MO
Details about the Data Vulnerability Incident, Click Here
Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? 20-hour online training available now
Feedback Needed! The Office of Special Education is updating their Special Education State Performance Plan (SPP) - a multi-year plan designed to improve results or outcomes for students with disabilities. Chick here for more information.
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A-Z Index

See an alphabetical listing of education and secondary education topics.


Bullying Issues

See who needs to be told and get resources to help.


Concern/Complaint about a school?

Find out who can help you.


Data Vulnerability Incident

View information about the data vulnerability situation that DESE became aware of in October 2021.


Educator Evaluation

Explore how Missouri’s Educator Evaluation System supports the development of teachers and education leaders.


Learning Standards

Learn more about Missouri’s academic standards.



Find Missouri Assessment Program news and updates, assessment calendar, resources and more.



Review the Missouri School Improvement Program - the state's accountability system for accrediting public schools.


Need a Transcript?

Get information on retrieving a copy of your high school diploma or transcript.


Show Me Success

Check out DESE’s strategic plan, aimed to ensure we are improving lives through education across the State of Missouri.




Apply, view, and print certificates as well as view Assessment scores and check fingerprint/background status.


Fingerprint/Background Check

Learn about fingerprinting and background check procedures and requirements.


High School Equivalency Test

Learn the requirements and apply for the HiSET.


Missouri Connections

See how Missouri Connections helps citizens explore careers, and develop education and job search strategies.


Vocational Rehabilitation

Find assistance and training for those who would like to work but have a disability that keeps them from finding or keeping a job.



See the schedule of free upcoming and view previously recorded webinars.



Data Acquisition Calendar

Find due dates for approved Department of Elementary and Secondary Education federal and state reports.


Data Requests

Request special data reports from the Department.


MCDS Portal

Access education related data for school personnel and the public.


MCDS Reference Guide

Review information relating to Core Data and the Missouri Student Information System Data Collection Cycles.



Update information in the Missouri Student Information System.