Common Core in Missouri:
Missouri Learning Standards

Full implementation will be complete by the 2014–15 school year.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

Missouri is working to write comprehensive model curricula for every subject and every grade, though use of these models is optional for school districts.

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

In addition to using SBAC assessments in 2014–15, Missouri has aligned current standardized tests with CCSS and will also employ McGraw-Hill assessments that have been aligned to the Common Core.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Missouri’s statewide longitudinal data system stores a large amount of specific data on students. See this document for data categories.

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

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Updated: 6/10/2014