Congratulations to our MPER Partner Districts that have been recognized by the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education with the coveted “Distinction in Performance” award for the 2011-2012 school year. It speaks highly of our Partnership that over 68% of our Partners have been recognized.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently announced that 332 districts will receive the coveted “Distinction in Performance Award”, which recognizes outstanding academic performance and consistent progress in the areas that are measured by the state’s school-accreditation standards: MAP test scores, ACT scores, attendance and dropout rates, etc. Under the state’s accreditation process, school districts are formally evaluated once every five years, according to State Board of Education standards. The Distinction in Performance award is based on the same performance criteria used in the accreditation review process. The award, however, represents a one-year snapshot of a district’s overall academic performance. Those MPER Partner Districts that have achieved the recognition this year are:
Blue Springs R-IV School District
Centralia R-VI School District
Columbia School District
Hallsville School District
Independence School District
Jefferson City School District
Lee’s Summit R-VII School District
Lindbergh School District
Moberly School District
New Franklin School Distict
Parkway School District
Pilot Grove School District
Sedalia 200 School District
Southern Boone County R-I School District
Speaking for the Partnership, congratulations to each one of you for an outstanding accomplishment!!! The University of Missouri is pleased that our interns are preparing themselves professionally in such outstanding learning environments.
MPER Funding Programs
Study Group Funding
In order to achieve its mission, MPER’s Operations Council is providing opportunities that are accessible and available for all partner-schools faculty members. This funding will support study groups in schools in partner districts that connect to the MPER roles and functions as well as relate to the partner School Improvement Plan and Professional Development Plan.
If you are interested in being considered for funding, please see the link of information for Study Group Funding and complete the application:
The Office of Research Support at the MU College of Education is maintaining a specialized list of Grant opportunities related to Higher Education - K12 potential research partnerships. If you have additional questions related to these grants please don't hesitate to e-mail Larry Nossaman at firstname.lastname@example.org