School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 78%
Charter schools are only allowed to be authorized in St. Louis and Kansas City and while charter sectors in both cities are incredibly healthy the fact that charter schools cannot exist throughout the rest of the state has only denied opportunity for students throughout Missouri who don’t live in major urban centers.
Online Learning Score: 62%
The Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) gives all K-12 students in the state eligibility to take online courses through MoVIP, regardless of their prior-year enrollment. Many counties in Missouri have students participating in MoVIP, though most pay tuition.
Teacher Quality Score: 72%
While teachers are not required to be evaluated annually student performance is required to play a significant role in the evaluations. Teacher ineffectiveness is grounds for dismissal. Evidence of student achievement is not factored in for decisions about tenure. Effective teachers are eligible to earn performance pay.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook