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Mixed Results in Missouri Test Scores

The percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in math declined in 2013, but remained steady in communication arts and improved in science.


During the Joplin High School Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2012 at the Missouri Southern State University Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on Monday, May 21, 2012, in Joplin, Missouri. President Barack Obama spoke at the event in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the city being struck by an EF-5 tornado.{Photo by SHANE KEYSER | Kansas City Star).

Joplin Test Scores Mixed, Tornado Partly Blamed

Joplin’s results on the Missouri Assessment Program tests taken last year showed the district’s students dropped in 11 categories.


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Expanding Charter Schools Across Missouri

Education policy issues include public school funding and dealing with the unaccredited St. Louis and Kansas City school districts.



Missouri Fails To Check For Standardized Test Cheating

The state received more than 100 reports of standardized testing irregularities, including cheating, in 2010 and 2011.


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