Missouri

C3 works with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to improve educational outcomes for around 918,000 K-12 students in 570 districts and over 2400 schools in the state. This state portal contains highlighted project stories, selected state initiatives, state data sources, state coordinating council (SCC) members, projects and services, and news items tailored specifically for Missouri.

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 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. 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, Financial and Administrative Deputy Commissioner
  • Ms Leigh Ann Grant-Engle, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Assistant Commissioner
  • Mr. 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
  • Dr. Margie Vandeven, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Commissioner

Projects & Services

The Services & Projects for Missouri will be updated soon.

News in Focus

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.