Revised standards for the Missouri School Improvement Program will take effect in two years, the State Board of Education approved Tuesday.
It will be the sixth iteration of the Missouri School Improvement Program standards. The Missouri School Improvement Program has served as Missouri’s accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts since 1990.
MSIP 6 includes six categories: leadership, effective teaching and learning, collaborative climate and culture, data-based decision making, alignment of curriculum and assessments to standards, and equity and access.
The MSIP 6 standards focus on “continuous improvement for all schools, the preparation of each student for life beyond high school, and the recognition of successful practices at the local level,” and “the importance of a safe, orderly and caring environment of teachers