- Liberty 53 School District
LPS Annual Performance Report Update
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the statewide Annual Performance Reports (APRs) for the 2022-23 school year. The Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP) Annual Performance Review is the state’s current system for reviewing and accrediting/classifying school districts. It outlines expectations for school practices and student outcomes, with the goal of each student graduating ready for success in college, career, and life. This year’s MSIP 6 APR is a new version, and is year 2 with a new scoring system.
Key changes in MSIP 6 Annual Performance Review include:
- Providing accessible and actionable information about schools and the districts.
- Empowering local boards of education to improve and innovate by adding a Continuous Improvement component.
- Focusing on the preparation and well-being of each student at all levels.
When Liberty Public Schools APR data for the 2022-2023 school year was received from DESE in December 2023, LPS observed the following highlights:
- LPS continues to be a high performing school district in many areas.
- LPS Strategic Plan, Vivid Vision, and Graduate Profile are clearly aligned to MSIP 6 Performance and Continuous Improvement Standards.
- English Language Arts Achievement Status for All Students received 100% of points earned.
- Social Studies Academic Achievement Status for All Students received 100% of points earned.
- Success-Ready Students Advanced Credit received 100% of points earned.
- LPS Four Year Graduation Rate received 100% of points earned.
- LPS Graduate Follow-up received 100% of points earned.
- LPS District Improvement Plan received 100% of points earned.
- LPS Climate and Culture Surveys received 100% of points earned.
- LPS Success-Ready Students Kindergarten Entry Assessment received 100% of points earned.
- LPS ICAP received 100% of points earned.
- LPS District Audit received 100% of points earned.
- LPS District Annual Secretary of the Board Report received 100% of points earned.
- LPS District Timely Submission of Core Data received 100% of points earned.
- LPS Assessment Participation in MAP testing is above 99%, which is above the threshold.
- LPS District received a “YES” status for LEA Compliant with Federal and State Law.
- LPS received a “YES” status for board members participating in required orientation and training.
- LPS received a “YES” status for meeting the minimum threshold for fund balances.
“The MSIP 6 APR Year 2 data will be used by our team as an additional set of uncommon measures to celebrate students and teachers in the classroom and find opportunities for continuous improvement in Liberty Public Schools,” said LPS Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Tucker. “We must also remember that some of our most important work in recent years has focused on the real world learning experiences for our students, which is not reflected in the APR update."
The Annual Performance Report is one measure of multiple measures that LPS reviews as we reflect on performance and continuous improvement throughout the District. Unlike the APR, which is shared once a year, Liberty Public Schools uses our District Scorecard to continue to drive academic, social-emotional, and real world learning experiences on a more consistent basis.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Liberty Public Schools has joined nearly fifty school districts in the state to form the Success-Ready Student Network (SRSN) that is working to design a better way to measure student growth, personalize learning, and ultimately replace MSIP. Dr. Tucker has been an integral part of this work, serving in a committee leadership role. Additional information will continue to be shared with staff and families in the coming months regarding this work. Some of the key components of the SRSN work includes:
- Measuring student growth multiple times throughout the school year
- Immediate, timely feedback for the student, teacher, and parents
- Students are aware of where they are and engaged in setting future goals
- Students learn actively using different pathways and varied pacing
- Students progress based on evidence of mastery, not seat time
- Students engage in real-world learning experiences that support high school, college, career, and workplace readiness.
In a message shared with LPS staff Monday, December 18, 2023, Dr. Tucker emphasized that there are many other measurements that reflect the fact that LPS is an incredibly high-performing District.
"A point of emphasis that we have shared with you and our other stakeholder groups in recent years is that, while we certainly strive to score well on standardized state assessments, there are certainly many other measurements that reflect the fact that LPS is an incredibly high-performing District," Tucker said.
To access the complete district report card, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website at www.dese.mo.gov