Legislators Disheartened With School Report Card
The State Education Department has released a school performance report showing more than 100 Missouri school districts fall within the provisionally accredited zone. This means they could be at risk of losing accreditation if improvements are not made over the next few years. Since new metrics are in place to measure performance, state statute does not allow the report’s outcomes to be used this year to make accreditation decisions. Missouri House Speaker Dean Plocher, a Republican, says he’s “disheartened” by the report cards.
House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade says there should be “real conversations” about what schools, teachers, and students need to be successful.