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 A-Z Index
See an alphabetical listing of education and secondary education topics.
 Educator Evaluation
Explore how Missouri’s Educator Evaluation System supports the development of teachers and education leaders.
 Learning Standards
Learn more about Missouri’s academic standards.
Find Missouri Assessment Program news and updates, assessment calendar, resources and more.
Review the Missouri School Improvement Program - the state's accountability system for accrediting public schools.
 Top 10 by 20
Track Missouri’s progress to becoming a top 10 state for education by 2020.
 Transfer Guidance
A guidance document related to student transfers from unaccredited to accredited districts and approved charter schools in Missouri.
Apply, view, and print certificates as well as view Praxis scores and check fingerprint/background status.
 Fingerprint/Background Check
Learn about fingerprinting and background check procedures and requirements.
 High School Equivalency Test
Learn the requirements and apply for the HiSET.
 Missouri Connections
See how Missouri Connections helps citizens explore careers, and develop education and job search strategies.
 Vocational Rehabilitation
Find assistance and training for those who would like to work but have a disability that keeps them from finding or keeping a job.
See the schedule of free upcoming and view previously recorded webinars. 
 Data Acquisition Calendar
Find due dates for approved Department of Elementary and Secondary Education federal and state reports.
 Data Requests
Request special data reports from the Department.
 MCDS Portal
Access education related data for school personnel and the public.
 MCDS Reference Guide
Review information relating to Core Data and the Missouri Student Information System Data Collection Cycles.
Update information in the Missouri Student Information System.
 School Statistics
Track Missouri’s progress to becoming a top 10 state for education by 2020.