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The Standards are Working

August 12, 2015

The 2015 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests were the first to assess Missouri children’s achievement under new, higher standards in English language arts and math. Since the tests are new, we can’t compare the 2015 MAP results with those from … Continued

View from the Classroom

May 22, 2015

Jeremy Boesch is an English language arts teacher at Timberland High School in Wentzville. He earned recognition as a finalist for the 2014-15 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Mr. Boesch has a “boots on the ground” view of how the … Continued

“A Big Win for Missouri Students” says St. Louis Chamber

May 5, 2015

In a recent report, the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce states that with higher standards, Missouri is one step closer to ensuring that our kids have the chance to reach their full potential.  The report points out that by 2018, … Continued

Why test?

April 1, 2015

One school district making big improvements in student learning is Jennings School District in St. Louis. Jennings Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson talked with the State Board of Education about how the district is helping students achieve more in the classroom. … Continued

Missouri Read-In Day

March 9, 2015

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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