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MLS Resources for Districts and Teachers

April 9, 2014

School districts across Missouri have been implementing the Missouri Learning Standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, for the past three years. As teachers and districts continue to align classroom instruction to the … Continued

Missouri School Read-In Day

March 14, 2014

Melia Franklin, Ed.D., is Director of English language arts in the Department’s Office of College and Career Readiness. These are her thoughts on helping students find the joy of reading: State statute 9.137 declares the second Friday in March as “Missouri School … Continued

What’s New on the MAP

March 14, 2014

 What’s New on the MAP There’s been talk about the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) being replaced by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests. There are changes coming to certain parts of the MAP that involve SBAC, but the program … Continued

“College and Career Ready” Defined

January 30, 2014

The first goal of Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 campaign is ensuring all Missouri students graduate college and career ready. The Missouri Learning Standards were developed to help kids reach that goal. But what does “college and career ready” really … Continued

Why Does English Language Arts Matter to the STEM Field?

January 22, 2014

In his State of the State address on Jan. 21, Governor Jay Nixon talked about a STEM initiative to help Missouri universities purchase state-of-the-art equipment, expand lab space and produce more graduates in fast-growing STEM fields. STEM stands for science, … Continued

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