New Missouri Learning Standards Website Launched

Wed 10/30/13 - 15:48

In an effort to better communicate about education standards in Missouri, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Department of Higher Education have launched a new website focused on the Missouri Learning Standards at The site launched this week and features new resources, videos and information on the standards directed at parents, teachers, community members and school administrators.

“The Missouri Learning Standards are vital to Missouri becoming a top 10 state for education by 2020,” said Chris L. Nicastro, commissioner of education. “It is important that we offer the public and our partners in education accurate information for our children to be successful.”

The new site explains the relationship between the Missouri Learning Standards and the Show-Me Standards. The Missouri Learning Standards are grade-level and course-level expectations for student learning in the following subjects:

“We support the new Missouri Learning Standards because they align with college-level content and expectations,” said David Russell, commissioner of higher education. “We believe the standards will help Missouri students be better prepared for the rigor of college.”

The Missouri Learning Standards align to the broader Show-Me Standards for student performance in the state. Educators use the grade-level and course-level expectations to help students achieve the Show-Me Standards for college- and career-readiness. Visit to view the wealth of information on the website.