Posted Date: 03/07/2023
March 7, 2023
Today, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the latest scores for school districts across the state in what is called the Annual Performance Report (APR). We’d like to explain what these results are and what they mean for our district.
What is the APR?
Missouri’s DESE has an accountability model for school districts called the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP). To score districts on their performance and improvement, DESE uses an APR. The 2022 APR is based on the most recent MSIP standards which is now in its sixth version.
How is this score different from previous years?
There are a few notable differences between MSIP 6 model and the previous accountability models. A few of the differences are listed below:
In 2018 nearly every district in Missouri earned 90% of the points possible. In order to differentiate among districts, the 2022 MSIP 6 scoring system is much more rigorous, making the earning of points harder. The target for districts is to now earn at least 70% of the points possible. Our district earned a score of 78.4% (141.2 out of 180 possible points).
It’s important to note that the data contained in the APR are from the spring of 2022. While these data have just recently been packaged and released to the public, our school district has had access to certain pieces of it since the start of this school year. Therefore, we’ve already implemented action steps to address the needs of our students and continue to do so on a regular basis.
Below, we’d like to share some celebrations and opportunities for improvement we’ve drawn out of our APR score.
Opportunities for Improvement
We plan to celebrate these wins with our staff, while we create action steps to improve our school district based on the results of this report. As always, we continue to pursue educational excellence for our students and appreciate the support of our community.
View the presentation below to learn more about APR and MSIP 6!