Missouri 2016 State Policy Detail
GETTING STRONGER USING POLICY
Missouri has added Department-created annual reports for each charter school and replication opportunities for high-quality schools.
NOTEWORTHY IN 2016
SCORE INCREASE: +4
- Reports on Performance (+3). By law, the Department of Education must produce an annual report for each charter school, citing the school’s annual performance.
- Performance Management and Replication (+1: Replication). High-quality charter schools must be provided expedited opportunities to replicate in certain districts.
- Improve authorizer standards, making the standards adopted equivalent to nationally recognized best practices in charter school authorizing.
- Establish a defined academic performance threshold for the existing default closure provision. Creating a universal metric for the application of the default closure statute makes it easier for authorizers to identify and close persistently failing charter schools.