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The Latest on Missouri’s Proposed Learning Standards

March 17, 2016

Work groups made up of parents and educators have made their proposals for new Missouri Learning Standards. The public, legislators, educators and academic researchers have given their feedback. Now it’s time for the State Board of Education to take action … Continued

Missouri School Read-In Day

March 9, 2016

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: The second Friday in March is “Missouri School Read-In Day.” We all know reading … Continued

What’s Up with Missouri Learning Standards?

September 2, 2015

We keep getting asked the question: “What is going on with the Missouri Learning Standards?” Missouri educators, including school leaders and classroom teachers, are unsure about what the future holds for academic standards in Missouri. Changes in state standards mean … Continued

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