MSIP 5 and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 
The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education continues to follow the activities of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as the state agency proposes significant revisions in the school accreditation system which is part of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 5).  During the past two years, the MAAE has been actively engaged in ensuring music and visual art are included in elementary and middles school MSIP 5 standards as a requirement that school districts must follow.  We continue to explore ways to expand the role of theatre and dance in the schools as well.
 
The MAAE continues to call for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop  Process Standards requiring school districts to demonstrate effective instruction in the arts for the district to be designated as Accredited and requiring school districts to demonstrate high-quality instruction in the arts for the district to be designated as Accredited with Distinction.”
 
Please see the State Board of Education  (SBOE) page for reports from each meeting prepared by MAAE Executive Director Ben Martin.