News and Updates
2018 Annual Performance Report
Administrative Memo QS-18-002 contains important information concerning the development and publication of the 2018 APR. Included in this memo is how the department will step back from hold harmless in ELA and MA Standard 1 Academic Achievement and Standard 2 Subgroup Achievement.
MSIP 6 Development
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.
Districts are reminded about two graduation requirements which are now in place. Please refer to Administrative Memo QS-17-008 for more information.
CPR Instruction applies immediately. May 2018 graduates must have received 30 minutes of CPR instruction and it needs to be noted on their transcripts. Check with your student information system vendor to make sure they have included this field.
Missouri Civics Education Initiative applies to students entering high school this year (Fall 2017). By the time these students graduate, they need to have passed an examination on the provisions and principles of American civics.
Current Assessment Plan (Assessment Schedule - page 79, Appendix B of the Comprehensive guide)
During the State Board’s May meeting, the impact of the new science assessments (Grade Level and biology) on the Annual Performance Report (APR) was discussed. The following plan will allow districts to focus on the new science standards, eliminate double testing in this area, and conserve DESE’s limited assessment budget. Please refer to Administrative Memo QS-17-007 for more information.