DESE Releases Annual Performance Reports
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By Mike Scott NEMOnews Media Group
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the statewide Annual Performance Reports (APRs) for the 2021-22 school year. APRs demonstrate the progress local education agencies (LEAs) and their individual buildings are making toward meeting the Standards and Indicators in the sixth version of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 6).
MSIP is the state’s system for reviewing and accrediting/classifying LEAs. It outlines expectations for school practices and student outcomes, with the goal of each student graduating ready for success in college, career, and life.
Key changes in MSIP 6 include:
· Differentiating the performance of public schools and LEAs along a continuum
· Providing accessible and actionable information about schools and LEAs
· Empowering local boards of education to improve and innovate by adding a Continuous Improvement component
· Emphasizing the importance of academic performance by holding public schools equally accountable for status and growth
· Focusing on the preparation and well-being of each student at all levels
“MSIP 6 is designed to distinguish the performance of schools and LEAs in meaningful ways to help identify areas in need of support and recognize models of excellence,” said Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. “For the release of this pilot year data, we encourage stakeholders, including community partners and families, to focus less on the APR score and more on the underlying data to learn how they may better support student learning.”
Because MSIP 6 is a new system with different scoring, it is inaccurate to compare an LEA’s 2022 APR score to previous years. The accreditation/classification of LEAs under MSIP 6 will begin in the 2023-24 school year.
For a local perspective, North Shelby Superintendent Tinna Croy added her comments:
Each year, The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) generates an Annual Performance Report (APR) for each local education agency (LEA) and building. The APR is one tool used by DESE to review the performance and continuous improvement measures and to help inform classification decisions made by the State Board of Education.
The Performance score measures concrete, quantifiable measures of educational achievement, growth, and career-readiness at various points along the K-12 spectrum. Performance metrics hold LEAs accountable for whether students consistently attain positive educational outcomes and measures whether the students of a particular LEA or school are gaining the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the next step of their education, including post-graduation.
North Shelby ranked 33 out of 553 Missouri schools! This ranking put North Shelby in the top 6%! Amazing effort on the part of our staff, students, administrators, parents and community members!
Editor’s note: This story uses a DESE press release at the beginning.