Library staff and administrators from the Rockwood School District (above) and Jefferson City School District (below) received DESE’s Recognition of Exemplary School Library Programs award at their May school board meetings. Lafayette High School, Marquette High School, Rockwood Summit High School, and Jefferson City High School were among eight elementary, middle, and high schools in the state to receive this award.
Congratulations to the following schools, recipients of DESE’s 2022 Recognition for Exemplary School Library Programs. Applications submitted are linked to the name of each school.
- Glendale High School (Springfield R-XII Schools)
- Heritage Middle School (Liberty School District #53)
- Jefferson City High School (Jefferson City School District)
- Lafayette High School (Rockwood School District)
- Lucy Wortham James Elementary School (St. James R-I)
- Marquette High School (Rockwood School District)
- Rockwood Summit High School (Rockwood School District) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
- South Valley Middle School (Liberty School District #53)
These schools were among 21 applicants for the recognition and were scored by a team of school librarians from across Missouri on 21 indicators. Scorers evaluated the programs on instruction, leadership, library environment, library management, and staffing. To achieve the DESE recognition, applicants had to receive a minimum score of 38/42 without receiving a score of “0” on any of the 21 indicators. DESE will release information for the 2023 recognition application process this fall.
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These resources contain material that is relevant to the work of Missouri’s library media specialists.
Resources Description Librarian Standards Delineation of performance expectations for professional 21st century school librarians in Missouri. Librarian Standards Continuum Detailed descriptors for the Missouri Standards for School Librarians at the levels of Candidate, New, Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished. ESSA and School Libraries Overview of AASL’s work with ESSA. Libraries Transform: Year One Report Report covers notable accomplishments of ALA’s Libraries Transform project from October 2015-August 2016, including MASL’s billboard campaign.
Study commissioned by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri State Library.
ELA Expectations Relevant to Library Media Specialists Guide to specific expectations in the newly adopted ELA Missouri Learning Standards that pertain to finding literacy-building resources for teachers, conducting research, and integrating technology. ELA K-12 priority standards adopted in 2021 as big ideas crucial to mastery of the Missouri Learning Standards. ELA expectations adopted by the Missouri State Board of Education in April 2016; state testing over these new expectations begins during the 2017-18 school year. Vertical Progressions ELA 6-12 Chart of each new ELA MLS expectation by grade level. MLS Expectations Terminology ELA 6-12 Explanations and examples for selected terms in the ELA 6-12 MLS Expectations. The PDF version of the ELA 6-12 MLS Expectations contains hyperlinks from the terms to this document. Text Complexity Rubric-Literary Tools to assist educators in determining qualitative and quantitative complexity of literary and informational texts. Text Complexity Rubric-Informational Text Analysis Form
- Professional Development
Spring conference April 10-12, 2022, in Osage Beach, Missouri
Annual conference June 23-28, 2022, in Washington, D. C.
National convention June 26-29, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana
DESE Literacy Summit Conference for Missouri educators July 13-14 at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, Missouri. Keynote speaker is Donalyn Miller. Professional development will be provided by Missouri Writing Projects Network and other state literacy experts. (Reservations will be required. Watch for announcement through DESE’s ELA/Library listserv. To join the listserv, go to https://lists.mo.gov/mailman/listinfo/english-language-arts.)
National conference October 29-31, 2023, in Tampa, Florida (Please note that this is 2023, not 2022.)
- DESE Program Recognition
Congratulations to the following schools, recipients of DESE’s 2021 Recognition for Exemplary School Library Programs:
- Discovery Middle School (Liberty)
- Lafayette High School (Rockwood)
- Liberty High School (Liberty)
- Liberty Middle School (Liberty)
- Liberty North High School (Liberty)
- Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School (Columbia)
- Rockwood Summit High School (Rockwood)
These schools were among 20 applicants for the recognition and were scored by a team of school librarians from across Missouri on 21 indicators. Scorers evaluated the programs on instruction, leadership, library environment, library management, and staffing. To achieve the DESE recognition, applicants had to receive a minimum score of 38/42 without receiving a score of “0” on any of the 21 indicators. DESE will release information for the 2022 recognition application process this fall.