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Live Audio Streaming of State Board Meetings
The Department offers live streaming audio of State Board of Education meetings. This service allows greater access to meetings for everyone around the state. Please note that the monthly meetings will not be recorded. Please visit our LiveStream page to listen to the meetings.

Upcoming State Board Meetings:

  • May 16, 2017
  • June 13, 2017
  • August 15, 2017

Missouri Releases First Annual Performance Reports for Educator Preparation Programs

The first release of Annual Performance Reports for educator preparation programs (APR-EPPs) was presented at the State Board of Education meeting on March 14. The APR-EPPs are based on five years of reporting by educator preparation programs at Missouri colleges and universities. The report also gives the public, particularly parents and students, reliable information about each program’s performance.

The APR-EPP is divided into four performance levels:

Tier 1 – 90 to 100 percent of the possible points
Tier 2 – 70 to 89 percent of the possible points
Tier 3 – 50 to 69 percent of the possible points
Tier 4 – 49 percent or less of the possible points

Most educator preparation programs in Missouri scored in Tiers 1 or 2, a few scored in Tier 3, and none scored in Tier 4. The programs reported how many candidates passed the certification exam within two tries and the content area grade point average for teacher candidates. The APR-EPP results also include survey results from first-year teachers, new principals and the principals’ supervisors as to the preparation program’s effectiveness. Read more