Curriculum and Assessment in OCCR are pleased to introduce Missouri Learning, Engagement and Preparation. MO LEAP resources were created to support acceleration of learning in Missouri schools. They provide classroom instruction and learning measurement for teachers. Research tells us—and DESE’s Task Force for Learning Acceleration agrees—that the return to learning in fall 2020 should focus on grade-appropriate, standards-aligned instruction with supports for individual student’s learning gaps, not on across-the-board remediation. Built to address this need and with Missouri’s performance expectations in mind, MO LEAP has two categories, Blocks and Assessments.
MO LEAP Blocks, which are instructional resources created to support accelerated learning in the classroom, are most effective when shaped by thoughtful hands of creative educators. They are made up of diverse and complex texts aligned to grade-level standards coupled with flexible tasks and enrichment options. MO LEAP Blocks may be used as a whole, in parts, or integrated separately into instruction. They function equally well when used by individual teachers or teams of teachers.
MO LEAP Assessments help teachers understand the progress that students made on the prior year’s standards and prepare for success. They are non-accountability assessments available for a single administration after school starts in the fall. Results and feedback will be available shortly after administration, so MO LEAP Assessments provide student-specific information that can guide immediate decision making and yearlong planning.
- What Are MO LEAP Blocks?
- Sample MO LEAP Blocks (Coming Soon)