Accreditation Classification of School Districts
The Missouri School Improvement Program has the responsibility of reviewing and accrediting the 520 school districts in Missouri. The process of accrediting school districts is mandated by state law and by State Board of Education regulation.
Three types of MSIP reviews were conducted during the 4th cycle. Mini reviews that checked statutory compliance for districts with full MSIP waivers. Districts that were fully accredited but not fully waived received reviews that focused on the performance areas that did not show adequate improvement. Full reviews were reserved for districts with Annual Performance Reports (APR) indicating Provisional or Unaccredited status. Recommendations regarding accreditation status are presented to the State Board of Education for approval. The 4th cycle classification status of all districts may be found in the Accreditation Classification document.