The Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5 works to prepare every child for success in school and life. MSIP 5 is the state’s school accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts in Missouri. MSIP began in 1990 and entered its fifth version in 2013.
The Department believes high expectations, a clear vision and a few very focused, high impact goals will be critical to drive the improvement efforts necessary to bring about positive results.
MSIP 5 Policy Goals
Articulate the state's expectations for student achievement with the ultimate goal of all students graduating ready for success in college and careers;
Distinguish performance of schools and districts in valid, accurate and meaningful ways so that districts in need of improvement can receive appropriate support and interventions, and high-performing districts can be recognized as models of excellence;
Empower all stakeholders through regular communication and transparent reporting results; and
Promote continuous improvement and innovation within each district.