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Missouri

  1. Certification Requirements
  2. Course Requirements
  3. K-12 Enrollment
  4. K-12 Indicators
  5. Science Standards
  6. Testing and Assessment
  7. Textbook Adoptions
  8. State Contact Person

1. Certification Requirements

A. Grades 9-12

  1. Total number of 9-12 teachers with main assignment in science: 1,899
  2. Total number of science teachers in grades 9-12 with an Earth science assignment: 199
  3. Percentage of 9-12 science teachers with an Earth science certification: 86%
  4. Specific licensure requirements for secondary teachers: Approved program plus 30 hours in content area.  Subject area degree.

B. Grades 6-8

  1. Total number of teachers in grades 7-8 with a main assignment in science: 1,172
  2. Total number of grades 7-8 science teachers in all assignments: 1,430
  3. Percentage of middle grade science teachers certified in science: 89%
  4. Specific licensure requirements for middle school teachers: Approved program plus 30 hours in content area.

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2. Course Requirements

A. Grades 9-12

  1. Number of science credits required for high school graduation: 3
  2. Required science courses: Biology.
  3. Is an Earth science course included in the recommended high school science curriculum? No.
  4. Is Earth science part of another course required for high school graduation? Determined at the district level.
  5. If Earth science is taken, does it count towards graduation requirements?  No.
  6. Is an Environmental science course included in the recommended high school science curriculum? Yes, if at the level of a Biology, Chemistry or Physics course.
  7. Is Environmental science part of another course required for high school graduation? No.
  8.  If Environmental science is taken, does it count towards graduation requirements?   Yes, if at the level of a Biology, Chemistry or Physics course.  

B. Grades 6-8

  1. Is Earth Science part of the middle school science curriculum (grades 6-8)?  Yes.
  2. Is it taught as a full year curriculum or an integrated curriculum?  Both.  Subject to local curriculum design.
  3. At what grade level(s) is Earth science taught? 6th-8th, district choice if a full year program or integrated

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3. K-12 Enrollment

A. Percent of Grade 9-12 students enrolled in selected courses

Course

Earth science

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Percent

11%

46%

95%

14%

B. Enrollment trends in Grade 9-12 Earth science

Year

Percent

Students

1996-97

15%

10,866

1997-98

15%

11,209

1999-00

17%

12,884

2003-04

11%

Not Available

C. Students in grades 7-8 enrolled in selected science courses

 

1999-2000

2003-2004

Course

Students
(Percentage)

Students
(Percentage)

Earth Science

30,625
(22%)

Not Available
(17%)

General Science

58,466
(42%)

Not Available
(50%)

Physical Science

6,960
(5%)

Not Available
(3%)

Life Science

37,585
(27%)

Not Available
(24%)

Integrated or Coordinated Science

Not Available

Not Available


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4. K-12 Indicators

State
National
Average Freshman Graduation Rate
81%
73.2%
College Enrollment Rate
57.7%
68.6%
AP Participation Rate
10.8%
25%

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5. Science Standards

 

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6. Testing and Assessment

A. State Science Tests

Test

Grade Levels Tested:

Earth Science Component on the Test?

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

5, 8

Yes

End of course- Biology

8-12

No

B. State High School Exit Exam

Missouri does not have an exit exam, students are required to take the science assessments, graduation is not dependent upon the student passing.

  1. Name of Exam: Not Applicable
  2. Type of Test: Not Applicable
  3. Does the exam have a science component? Not Applicable
  4. At what grade do students first take the exam? Not Applicable
  5. Is passing the exam a requirement for a diploma? Not Applicable
  6. Does the exam have an Earth science component? Not Applicable

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7.  Textbook Adoptions

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8. State Contact Person

Shaun Bates

Science Consultant

Missouri Department of Elementary Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Shaun.Bates@dese.mo.gov

573-751-0480

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