Posted Date: 12/19/2023
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the latest scores for school districts across the state in what is called the Annual Performance Report (APR).
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 2023 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. To differentiate among districts, the 2023 MSIP 6 scoring system is much more rigorous, making the earning of points harder. The target for districts is to earn at least 70% of the points possible. Our district earned a score of 83% (157.7 out of 190 possible points). This is a 4.6% increase over the 2022 APR!
Below, we would like to share some celebrations and opportunities for improvement we’ve drawn out of our APR score.
Opportunities for Improvement
As a district, we plan to celebrate these wins with our team members, while we create action steps to improve our school district based on the results of this report. It is our mission to provide an excellent education that supports all students in achieving their fullest potential. We appreciate the support of our community as we strive to accomplish this goal.