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Missouri Learning Standards

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​​​​​​​The Missouri Learning Standards give school administrators, teachers, parents and students a roadmap for learning expectations in each grade and course.  They define the knowledge and skills students need for success in college, other post-secondary training and careers.

These grade-level and course-level expectations are aligned to the Show-Me Standards. In January 1996, Missouri adopted the Show-Me Standards, a demanding set of content and process standards that have proved to be an excellent frame of reference for student performance in Missouri. Grade-level expectations (GLEs) were then developed to provide grade-by-grade targets for instruction for teachers. Those expectations have been revised regularly based on teacher feedback and new research. Missouri’s expectations have been ranked among the top three states in the country. As End-of-Course (EOC) assessments were developed at the high school level, Co​urse-level expectations (CLEs) were created to provide teachers with course-specific objectives.

The Missouri Learning Standards include grade-level and course-level expectations for the following subjects:

  • English language arts and literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • World languages
  • Fine Arts
  • Health/Physical Education
  • Guidance & Counseling
  • Career and Technical Education
Learn more about the Missouri Learning Standards.​