Missouri Board of Education granted KCPS
provisional accreditation on August 6, 2014 after a third straight year of
improvement in academic achievement, End of Course exams, college and career
readiness, attendance and graduation rates. The state Board’s decision is the
result of a well-executed improvement plan and the committed efforts of
students, families and staff. KCPS earned 92.5 out of a possible 140 points on
the 2014 MSIP5 results, which measures school district success in reaching
state-mandated marks for student achievement. That result was a jump of 8.5
points from the 84 points earned in 2013, and 54.5 points more than the school
district’s 2012 results. That’s a 143 percent increase over two years.
The community is invited to attend Regional School Improvement Team meetings for a review of the Kansas City Public Schools' efforts to regain state accreditation and implement meaningful reforms. The meetings are held in the Parent University room at Manual Career Technical Center, 1215 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO 64106. They are open to the public. At these meetings, team members hear evidence presented by KCPS staff about its progress toward accreditation and graduating students that are college, career, and workforce ready.