Update on 2012 Missouri Developmental Education Survey

Based on the commissioned report, Remedial Coursework in Postsecondary Education: The Students, Their Outcomes, and Strategies for Improvement, in October 2012, the MDHE staff administered the 2012 Missouri Developmental Education Survey to all public and independent Missouri postsecondary institutions. The purpose of this survey was to determine developmental education programs and practices currently in place. Results from the survey will serve as a foundation for policy development.

To date, 24 public and 10 independent institutions have responded to the survey.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Missouri is a governing state in a multi-state consortium working to develop assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multi-state consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

The SBAC Achievement Level Descriptor are available for your review and feedback with a deadline on January 15, 2013. The MDHE has developed the following questions and greatly appreciate your feedback.


Question 1:

Question 2:

Question 3:

Taskforce on College and Career Readiness

The taskforce is currently working on defining college and career readiness, consistent statewide placement standards, and best practices in developmental education.

Taskforce Members

MDHE College and Career Readiness Task Force
First Name Last Name Title School
Mike Grelle Vice Provost for Academic Affairs University of Central Missouri
Janet Gooch Dean of the School of Health Sciences & Education Truman State University
Cynthia Heider Associate Provost Missouri Western State University
Barbara Dougherty Professor, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum University of Missouri-Columbia
Jane  Greer Associate Professor, English Language and Literature University of Missouri-Kansas City
Jeff Cawlfield Professor, Geological Sciences & Engineering Missouri University of Science & Technology
Chris  Breitmeyer CAO St. Charles Community College
Tabatha �Crites Math Instructor Mineral Area College
Paula  Glover English Instructor Moberly Area Community College 
Paul Long Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Technology Metropolitan Community College
Tara Noah Institutional research North Central Missouri College
Melody Shipley Developmental Education North Central Missouri College
Rita Gulstad Vice President and Dean of the University Central Methodist University
Marie Joan Harris Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Avila University
Sherry McCarthy Vice President and Dean of the University William Woods University
Rusty Monhollon Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs Missouri Department of Higher Education
Vicki Schwinke Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services Linn State Technical College


Meeting Dates

  • Friday January 25, 2013
  • Friday March 15, 2013
  • Friday May 31, 2013
  • Friday July 19, 2013
  • Friday September 20, 2013
  • Friday November 15, 2013