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Curriculum and Instruction

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Show-me Standards - The Show-Me Standards were approved as a final regulation by the Missouri State Board of Education, January 18, 1996. The standards are built around the belief that success of Missouri's students depends on both a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, and the ability of students to apply their knowledge and skills to the kinds of problems and decisions they will likely encounter after they graduate. The standards serve as a blueprint from which local school districts may write challenging curriculum to help all students achieve.

  • The Missouri Legislature passed and the Governor signed House Bill 1490.  HB1490 states that "(each) local school board shall be responsible for the approval and adoption of curriculum used by the school district."  It also would sanction "work groups composed of education professionals to develop and recommend academic performance standards" which would ultimately be used to replace Common Core by the 2016-2017 school year.