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Missouri Administrators’ ESSA-Aligned Guide to Planning for the New School Year

Missouri Administrators’ ESSA-Aligned Guide to Planning for the New School Year

We know you have been hard at work making sure everything this school year goes off without a hitch but there may be a few things that still need to be buttoned up. Not to fear! To support you, we’ve put together this blog post, which takes a closer look at Missouri’s ESSA goals and provides you with a curated list of our best resources.

Boost Missouri Standards Mastery and MAP Achievement

Building foundational reading and math skills and increasing the number of students who score proficient or advanced on the MAP grade-level assessments and end-of-course tests is an ongoing challenge. Utilize the following guides to take a fresh approach to your instructional programs or refine your current practices.

Formative Assessment Workbook

Frequent, standards-based formative assessments are a critical piece of effective data-driven instruction. Our formative assessment workbook provides a framework for implementing formative assessments throughout the lesson cycle. Its planning forms and data-tracking worksheets can be used across multiple subjects and grade levels.

Reading & Literacy

It’s a well-known fact that a strong foundation in literacy is key to future academic success in any subject. This workbook evaluates the many facets of structuring an effective, research-based reading and language arts block and helps you select the appropriate technology tools to support your approach.  

Blended Learning Workbook

Bring the best parts of online learning and traditional instruction together in a blended learning program. Blended learning programs come in many forms and enable scalable personalized learning. Use this workbook to get your district’s or school's blended learning program started.

Blog: 10 Creative Ways to Formatively Assess Your Students

This fun, GIF-filled blog post is great to share with teachers to help them get some fresh, creative ideas for ways they could assess students!

Address Achievement Gaps and Support English Learners and Special Education Students

Missouri’s ESSA plan demonstrates a strong commitment to educating all students. The following resources provide strategies for meeting the needs of special student populations.

Special Populations Program Planning Worksheet

Use this worksheet to plan programs to address the needs of special populations of students.

Personalized Learning Workbook

Personalized learning allows educators to meet the varying needs of all learners, improving learning outcomes. This workbook takes the guesswork out of personalized learning by providing a step-by-step plan from development to implementation.

ELL Blog Collection

This collection of blog posts addresses topics like back-to-school strategies to support ELLs, ways to prepare ELLs for high-stakes assessments, and more. 

Special Education Blog Collection

This collection of blog posts addresses topics like dyslexia, ways to navigate IEP meetings, ADHD, and trends in special education.

Support Graduation Rates

Missouri’s long-term graduation rate goal is to decrease the percentage of students who fail to graduate in four years by half. Make sure that your district or school is on track to achieve this goal by having a credit recovery program in place so that all students can see a path to graduation.

Credit Recovery Worksheet

Our credit recovery worksheet will show you how to set up a new program or enhance your current credit recovery offering.

Ensure College and Career Readiness

Making sure that students are ready for college and the workforce is a top priority in Missouri. To demonstrate this commitment, about 20% of accountability for high schools is tied to this indicator. The following workbooks will help you prepare a plan for your student's success.

CTE Planning Workbook

During the 2015–16 school year, 96% of Missouri career and technical education high school students graduated, 75% met performance goals for reading/language arts and 74% for technical skills according to the U.S. Department of Education. It's clear that CTE programs improve outcomes for Missouri students, which is why CTE remains a top priority. Use our CTE workbook to plan a new program, or utilize it as a guide to augment your current one.

Online Curriculum

Online curriculum can open up a world of college- and career-focused courses to students that their schools may not otherwise be able to offer, including Advanced Placement®, CTE, SAT®, ACT®, and WorkKeys® assessment preparation. Our online curriculum guide discusses several different ways that online curriculum can be used, and it even includes a worksheet to guide the process of identifying a provider that meets your needs.

Virtual Learning

A virtual implementation may help your school or district offer more flexible and expansive course options to serve populations in need. Use this workbook to evaluate if a virtual implementation is the best option for your school and get guidance on developing a program and selecting a digital provider. 

Looking for online programs to help your school or district improve outcomes for all students? Check out Edmentum's suite of K–12 evidence-based assessments and digital curriculum, and see why over 8,000 districts in the nation partner with us.

This blog post was originally published on April 25, 2018.

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