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.


Mental Health Resources for School Staff and Students

Find information about Mental Health First Aid training, resources to address student behavior challenges, and other best practices.


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.


Literacy Initiatives & Efforts

Learn more about Missouri Read, Lead, Exceed and DESE's other literacy related work.



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.



Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Learn more about the work DESE is involved in to address the teaching recruitment and retention challenges in our state.





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

Find information pertaining to Missouri’s high school equivalency tests, the GED®, and 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.


Missouri Data Visualization Tool (MO DVT)

Review easy-to-use reports and analysis on academic performance, including achievement and growth data.