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The Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 6 works to prepare every child for success in school and life. MSIP 6 is the state’s school accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts in Missouri. MSIP began in 1990 and is preparing to enter its sixth version.

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 6 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.

MSIP 6 – Call for Workgroup Participants

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is beginning the work of reviewing and revising MSIP 5, the current version of the Missouri School Improvement Program.  At this time, DESE is seeking interested individuals to participate in workgroups and provide feedback during the design phase of MSIP 6. 

DESE will collect nominations of interested participants until Wednesday, March 29th.  Workgroups are as follows:

System and Processes

This workgroup will examine the system and processes used to evaluate school districts under MSIP 6. Topics to be addressed include reporting, review timelines and weighting of standards. The System and Processes workgroup is primarily responsible for making recommendations about the MSIP 6 system from a global perspective.

Academic Achievement

This workgroup will examine existing measures of academic achievement. Critical issues to be addressed include content areas, assessments, and measurements of achievement, progress, and growth. Further, the workgroup will evaluate the use of the super subgroup under MSIP 6.

Success Ready Graduates

The aim of schooling is to prepare students for success in later life. This workgroup will make recommendations about how best to evaluate how a school system prepares its graduates for college, career, and life.

Climate and Culture

Climate and culture, the intangibles of a school system, are significant factors in student success. In addition to traditional measures of safety and expectations, schools that engage their communities in strong partnerships support the collaboration between the two. This workgroup will make recommendations about how to evaluate and incentivize positive culture and community engagement for schools.