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ESSA Focus Group Interest

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking interested individuals to provide feedback on several items related to the development of the State’s Consolidated Plan.  Work groups can expect to meet three times (via webinar or in person).  If you are interested in becoming a member of a focus group, please complete the form below and email it to [email protected] by close of business on Friday, October 14, 2016.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Call for Grant Readers

The Office of Quality Schools, Extended Learning Section is seeking qualified grant readers to read, evaluate, and score the competitive grant proposals for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) during the week of June 7-10, 2016 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO.  Please find attached further information, along with qualifications and the application.

1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) Waiver Notice Request for Comments - FY 2015 and FY 2016

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is requesting waivers of the period of availability for the FY 2015 and FY 2016 funds for the 1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.  The waiver request from the US Department of Education can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sif/index.html under “Information for Grantees”, FY 2015-16 Application.  Please send comments to [email protected] by May 3, 2016.

Proper Use of the New MAP Assessment in Gifted Programs

Many school districts have been accustomed to using the Terra Nova section of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) as part of their screening and/or placement process for state approved gifted programs.  As the Terra Nova is no longer a part of the MAP, the document below outlines the allowable use of the current MAP results.

Unaccredited schools FAQ

The Department has prepared a frequently asked questions document to address common questions related to school districts which are or may become unaccredited.

Information about MSIP 5

ESEA Flexibility Waiver

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has received a flexibility waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind.