2023 Missouri Educational Attainment and Academic Growth Analysis

In partnership with Exponent Education, a highly regarded education data group,  The Opportunity Trust hosted discussions on the 2023 Missouri academic data.

See below for a recording of the St. Louis regional data analysis presentation as well as slides from the presentation.

St. Louis region focused analysis

Click below to view and download the presentation slides from SlideShare.

The presentation has three components. The first component focuses on the impact of the pandemic on student achievement across the country based on the latest data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress — also called the Nation’s Report Card. Essentially, those data provide the most apples-to-apples comparison of how students are performing across state lines, and will show how Missouri’s students fare relative to the nation.

In the second component, is an examination of data released in December 2023 by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) — these data allow examination of achievement at the school, district, and regional level and also provide a window into how students are recovering from 2022 to 2023.

Finally, the presentation provides an exploration into what we can learn from schools that are outliers — these are schools and systems that are changing the odds and helping Black students in the St. Louis region, in particular, achieve outsized gains from 2022 to 2023 on the road to recovery.

For raw data from DESE, to ask and answer additional questions, click here for the Missouri Academic Data Explorer.