Missouri

The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) works with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to improve educational outcomes for 883,703 K-12 students in 518 districts and 2,382 schools in the state. This state portal contains state highlights of project stories, selected state initiatives, state data sources, state coordinating council, and a list of Missouri projects.

Selected State Initiatives

College and Career Readiness

This DESE website provides Missouri educators information on the state's college and career readiness curriculum standards.

Early and Extended Learning

This DESE website provides Missouri educators information on early learning opportunities for children and supports for teachers, programs, parents and families of young children.

ESEA Flexibility Waiver

This DESE website provides Missouri educators information on its ESEA flexibility waiver.

Missouri Comprehensive Data System

This DESE website allows school personnel and the public to access education-related data.

Missouri Model Educator Evaluation System

This DESE website provides information Missouri's new Educator Evaluation System focusing on the formative development of teachers and leaders.

Missouri School Improvement Grants

This DESE website provides Missouri districts and schools information on its School Improvement Grant program.

Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP)

This DESE website provides information the state’s school accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts.

State Data Sources

  • Population Characteristics
  • Student Demographics
  • Student Demographics
  • Early Childhood Data
  • ED Facts State Trends Profile
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress
  • English Language Acquisition – Title III Program Information
  • More Missouri Resources in Ed on the Web

Our Projects

The Projects for Missouri will be updated soon.

State Coordinating Council

C3 works with DESE on projects and services defined in cooperation with the C3 Missouri SCC. The Council works to identify Missouri's priorities and changing educational needs. DESE leadership meets regularly with C3 staff members, partners, and collaborators to maintain the flow of communication and plan technical assistance services.

  • Dr. Margie Vandeven, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Commissioner of Education
  • Dr. Stephen Barr, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Special Education Assistant Commissioner
  • Mrs. Robin Coffman, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Chief of Staff
  • Dr. Roger Dorson, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Interim Commissioner/Financial and Administrative Deputy Commissioner
  • Ms Leigh Ann Grant-Engle, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Assistant Commissioner
  • Dr. Paul Katnik, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Educator Quality Assistant Commissioner
  • Mr. Mark Van Zandt, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Legal Counsel

News in Focus

Improving Local Educator Equity Plans in Missouri October 25, 2018

C3 supports Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education's efforts to develop and implement strategies addressing equity issues in districts and schools spanning over three years of work.

Formative Assessment Bi-regional Advisory Board Leadership Summit March 27, 2018

The Central and South Central Comprehensive Centers (C3/SC3) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) and the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) held the Formative Assessment Bi-regional Advisory Board (FAB-RAB) Leadership Summit on March 12-13, 2018.

C3 Projects Update (Dec. 2017) December 19, 2017

C3's recent work is highlighted on Strategic Performance Management in Kansas and English Language Development in Missouri.

C3/DESE/ADE Northwest Missouri Equity Lab #9 October 06, 2017

C3 is assisting the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in developing methods to encourage and support local districts and schools in the development of local Educator Equity Plans by creating Equity Labs.

C3 Project Update (Dec. 2016) December 15, 2016

Missouri CTE State Funding Formula Revision.

Missouri Highlighted Project - Educator Evaluation System December 15, 2015

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in partnership with stakeholders representing principals, district leadership, education organizations, and institutes of higher education developed a model educator evaluation system with C3's technical assistance support.

Missouri Highlighted Project - Educator Shortage Predictor Model July 28, 2014

Can a data collection model predict the future of teacher shortages and specific needs of districts and schools? The educator shortage predictor model may do just that and more across the state of Missouri. The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) at the University of Oklahoma is supporting the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Educator Quality in developing a model to measure and track educator staffing trends more accurately that would potentially allow for projections about the K-12 educator workforce in Missouri.

Professional Learning Day for Missouri DESE March 31, 2014

A Professional Learning Day for the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) Office of College and Career Readiness (OCCR) staff and statewide cadres of professional development (PD) experts will be held on April 8, 2014.