Missouri schools recently got an early taste of the state's new grading system. What they found was a much harder path to school accreditation.
The Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5 reports are still working drafts, said Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education officials. The Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) grades listed in the draft will not yet be used for district accreditation. The report is released to assist districts in school improvement planning for when the MSIP5 report will be used for accreditation recommendations in 2015.
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