Below are documents from the website of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, detailing changes to the Missouri School Improvement Plan, whose fifth iteration is scheduled for a State Board of Education vote next month. The participation of two Northeast Missouri educators — a building principal from Hannibal and the superintendent of the Knox County R-1 district — is detailed in this story.
Key changes that have rankled Missouri educators include more student assessments, decreased standards for physical education and art, and requirements for the percentage of students in a district who go on to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The review process for achievement in each district will also occur more frequently, moving up to an annual basis from a five-year basis.
All documents are presented here as PDF files; you’ll need a free PDF reader like Adobe Reader to open them.
Proposed rule in Missouri Register providing for MSIP 5 (starts on p. 37)
Performance Standards Crosswalk: MSIP 4 to MSIP 5 — This gives the most details on the differences between versions of the MSIP.