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Priority Standards

Priority standards resources for Missouri educators are in development at DESE. The resources here include recommendations and tools from DESE’s Task Force for Learning Acceleration and links to draft priority standards in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.  Explore this page to learn more about priority standards and how to implement them locally.  Connect with other Missouri educators and join discussions about the draft priority standards.  Reach out to us at curriculum@dese.mo.gov for more information.

Learning Acceleration and Priority Standards

Task Force for Learning Acceleration

Power in the Process: The Why Behind Priority Standards

Draft Priority Standards


Content and Affiliated Stakeholder Meetings

Calendar Dates/Times and Feedback Windows

Science Content Meeting – Kristen McKinney, K-12 Director of Science 

Monday, October 5, 2020 10:00- 11:30 AM 

Feedback window: October 5 – December 1

National Science Content Experts

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Feedback window: October 7 – December 3

Science Teachers of Missouri

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM

Feedback window: October 20-December 15

Math Content Meeting- Chip Sharp, K-12 Director of Mathematics

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:00-3:00 PM

Feedback window: October 14 – December 1

Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Wednesday, October 8, 2020,11:00-12:00 PM

Feedback window: October 8 – December 1

ELA Content Meeting – Debbie Jameson, K-12 Director of ELA and Lisa Scroggs, K-12 Assistant Director of ELA 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Grades 6-12, 10:30-11:30 AM
Grades K-5, 2:00-3:00 PM

Feedback window: October 21 – December 1

Missouri Literacy Association  and Missouri Council of Teachers of English

Monday, November 16, 3:30-5:00 PM

Feedback window: November 16-December 1

Social Studies Content Meeting- Dixie Grupe, K-12 Director of Social Studies

Wednesday, October 28, 202,0 9:30-11:00 AM

Feedback window: October 28 – December 1  

Missouri Council for the Social Studies Executive Board Meeting

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Feedback window: October 3- December 1

Missouri Council for History Education Board of Directors


Monthly Learning Acceleration Collaborative Meeting—Cammy Goucher, Curriculum Director for English Language Development and World Languages

Monday, November 2, 2020, 3:45-4:45 PM

Feedback window: October 3- December 1

Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

November TBD

Missouri Higher Education Content Leads

November TBD

Don’t see your stakeholder group?  Check back often, more opportunities to join a meeting are coming soon.