Strong school leadership is vital to the successful implementation of the Missouri Learning Standards. The Missouri Learning Standards define the knowledge and skills students need in each grade level and course for success in college, other post-secondary training and careers. The standards are designed to ensure that they reflect the realities of the classroom and provide the clarity and consistency teachers need to make sure students stay on track. These grade-level and course-level expectations are aligned to the Show-Me Standards for student performance.
It is up to schools to decide how to best help students reach the standards. The standards do not tell teachers how to teach, but rather establish the minimum of what students need to learn. It’s also important to note that the standards do not include everything that could or should be taught. Local districts are still designing their own curriculum and choosing which texts to read along with a long list of other local education choices.
Missouri Learning Standards:
- English language arts & literacy
- Social studies
- World languages
- Fine Arts
- Health/Physical Education
- Guidance & Counseling
- Career & Technical Education
For information about how the new standards will affect the Missouri Assessment Program, please click here.
To view a webinar on the revised Missouri Assessment Program, please click here.