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The Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) began in 1990 and is preparing to enter its sixth generation. A primary purpose for MSIP is to provide accountability for school district accreditation and to inform sponsor's renewal decisions for charter schools. While the accountability function is significant, the next generation of MSIP will bring an increased emphasis on continuous improvement of school systems. This emphasis is aligned to the department's vision, mission, goal, and strategic initiatives. Further, MSIP has been aligned to the Division of Learning Services' Theory of Action for Continuous Improvement. The most recent generation of MSIP (MSIP 5) focuses on student performance metrics - output measures. The next generation will continue to emphasize standards for student performance but will also emphasize leading indicators - inputs in economic terms - that will ensure healthy school systems and the continuous improvement process.

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 Development


MSIP 6 Standards and Indicators (Approved October 22, 2019)

Click Here to Comment on the MSIP 6 Standards and Indicators (Comment period ends January 15 at 5 p.m.) 

Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) is the state’s school accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts in Missouri. The overarching goal is help our public school districts prepare every child for success in school and life.

MSIP began in 1990 and is preparing to enter is sixth revision. The department is in the process of revising MSIP 5 to move Missouri to MSIP 6.