ERIC Number: ED413649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri School Improvement Program: Standards and Indicators Manual. Effective July 1, 1997 (Second Cycle).
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
The Missouri School Improvement Program is designed to promote excellence in the public schools of the state. Missouri has a dual responsibility for the quality of education provided its citizens. This document outlines the state's vision and expectations for a quality school. The standards are organized in three sections: resource standards, process standards, and performance standards. Resource standards are generally quantitative and are concerned with the basic requirements that all districts must meet. The areas covered are: program of studies, class size, professional support staff, administration staff, and certification and planning time. The process standards include objectives for curriculum, instruction, differentiated instruction and supplemental programs, instructional climate, library media centers, guidance and counseling, professional development, governance and administration, facilities and safety, and support services. Performance standards measure academic and reading achievement, career preparation, and educational persistence. An important component of the Missouri School Improvement Program is the district's Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, which will guide the district in decision making about the resource and process standards that should lead to higher student performance. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.