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Updated Proposed Missouri Learning Standards Presented to State Board

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 10:25

The State Board today heard updates to the proposed Missouri Learning Standards. Since the February Board meeting, Missouri educators and the public submitted more than 600 additional comments, and Department staff members have considered that feedback for incorporation into the proposed standards.

The State Board is scheduled to take action on the proposed standards at its April meeting. The action was postponed from the March meeting to provide Board members with adequate time to review and consider the standards with the latest feedback included. Once approved, implementation of the new standards will begin in the 2016-17 school year.

“We appreciate the attention that Missourians have given to revising the standards,” said Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. “Producing challenging standards designed to prepare students for post-secondary success is clearly a priority for our state.”

The Department will next develop assessments to measure student progress toward the new standards. The new assessments for English language arts and math will be administered in spring 2018.