Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 2:24 pm
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is moving forward with fully implementing new standards in Missouri’s K-12 schools for teaching math, English and language arts.
Spokeswoman Sarah Potter says the new standards are based on those crafted by the Common Core State Standards initiative.
“The standards say what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level to be on track for success in college and career,” Potter said.
Schools in Missouri are adjusting curricula to meet new national standards. Missouri is one of 45 states around the country that has adopted a new set of standards for K through 12 school curriculums.
Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, is changing the way it calculates high school graduation rates.
Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Thursday it is pursuing a waiver that would exempt the state from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.