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A-Z Index
See an alphabetical listing of education and secondary education topics.
Bullying Issues
See who needs to be told and get resources to help.
Concern/Complaint about a school?
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Educator Evaluation
Explore how Missouri’s Educator Evaluation System supports the development of teachers and education leaders.
Learning Standards
Learn more about Missouri’s academic standards.
Find Missouri Assessment Program news and updates, assessment calendar, resources and more.
Review the Missouri School Improvement Program - the state's accountability system for accrediting public schools.
Need a Transcript?
Get information on retrieving a copy of your high school diploma or transcript.
Show Me Success
Check out DESE’s strategic plan, aimed to ensure we are improving lives through education across the State of Missouri.
Apply, view, and print certificates as well as view Praxis scores and check fingerprint/background status.
Fingerprint/Background Check
Learn about fingerprinting and background check procedures and requirements.
High School Equivalency Test
Learn the requirements and apply for the HiSET.
Missouri Connections
See how Missouri Connections helps citizens explore careers, and develop education and job search strategies.
Vocational Rehabilitation
Find assistance and training for those who would like to work but have a disability that keeps them from finding or keeping a job.
See the schedule of free upcoming and view previously recorded webinars.
Data Acquisition Calendar
Find due dates for approved Department of Elementary and Secondary Education federal and state reports.
Data Requests
Request special data reports from the Department.
MCDS Portal
Access education related data for school personnel and the public.
MCDS Reference Guide
Review information relating to Core Data and the Missouri Student Information System Data Collection Cycles.
Update information in the Missouri Student Information System.
  • IDEA Fiscal Monitoring
    • Tiered Monitoring System Introduction and Overview
    • Tiered Monitoring Cohort List
    • Fiscal Monitoring Guide
    • Fiscal Monitoring Regional Trainings

Shelley Woods, Coordinator 
Financial and Administrative Services

Gary Sanders, Assistant Director
(573) 526-5283
Special Education Contracts

Michael Dierking, Supervisor
(573) 522-2523
Special Purpose Funds

Betty Lohmann, Program Specialist
(573) 751-6904
IDEA Part B and Early Childhood Special Education Contact for County District Codes 050-001 to 115-930

Angie Nickell, Director
(573) 751-4385
Special Education Finance

Leslie Turpin, Assistant Director
(573) 751-7022
Fiscal Monitoring

Ellen Bohrn, Data Specialist
(573) 751-0623
IDEA Part B and Early Childhood Special Education Contact for County District Codes 001-090 to 049-148

Lindsay Thomas, Supervisor
(573) 751-0622
Fiscal Monitoring
IDEA Part B and Early Childhood Special Education Contact for Charter LEAs, Kansas City, St. Louis City, Special School District St. Louis Co., and SSD Component Districts