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The Missouri Board of Education just recently released a draft of the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which is the state’s response to new federal education guidelines designed to ensure that all students have a significant opportunity to have a fair and equitable high-quality education and to close educational achievement gaps.
The full plan can be found here, and the Missouri Board of Education is accepting comments on the new plan through July 15 before submitting the final plan to the U.S. Department of Education in September.
A recent St. Louis Public Radio story on the plan noted that the state “is doing ‘only what’s necessary’ to meet new federal education guidelines and still be eligible for the funds tied to them,” but some key points in the plan include:
Don’t miss your chance to share your views on the new ESSA plan before it is finalized and submitted to the federal government.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is currently working on revising the state’s main school accountability system – the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP).
A variety of DESE development teams are re-evaluating the current MSIP with goals for revision including a focus on college and career readiness, creating a valid assessment for school success, and encouraging improvement and innovation.
Summaries of the teams’ progress can be found here.
A draft of the new MSIP is expected to be published in October with a public comment period in November. The finished version of the plan is expected to be finalized in January 2018.
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