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Finding Common Ground on Standards

June 25, 2014

Updated July 15, 2014. In accordance with HB 1490, which was passed in the last legislative session and signed by Governor Nixon, groups of classroom teachers and other education professionals, career and technical education representatives, and parents will soon begin … Continued

The Digital Library of Formative Assessments is Here

June 19, 2014

You have probably heard of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a consortium of assessments designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. If so, you probably know there is a summative assessment we will give … Continued

The Summer Slide – Not a Theme Park Ride

May 27, 2014

As the school year winds down, families turn their attention to summer getaways – amusement parks, water parks, and state parks. The “summer slide” may sound like something you would find in those fun-filled locations, but it’s actually much more serious. … Continued

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

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