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SUBJECT:  Missouri Student Survey Timeline Reminder

LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE:  March 26, 2012

The Missouri Student Survey is being administered by the Office of Social and Economic Analysis (OSEDA) at the University of Missouri in cooperation with the Missouri Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and Mental Health for the 2011-2012 school year.

The online survey is available to schools January 30, 2012 through April 6, 2012The timeline has been extended one week.  Please plan to include all ninth graders and two additional grades, one of which is an even numbered grade.  You may survey all students in grades 6-12.  For K-8 districts and charter LEAs – if ninth graders are not present in the building, the eighth grade and the sixth grade would be surveyed; the seventh grade may be surveyed if you choose to do so.

Choose someone in your district to act as the contact person for the survey.  This should be someone who can coordinate the survey administration in your district and communicate with OSEDA.  Click on the following link and enter the contact information.  Use the following password to enter the site:  mizzou7

http://apps.oseda.missouri.edu/mss/Info.aspx

There is a link for parent permission forms on the OSEDA survey site under Additional Survey Information.  Districts may send the Passive Permission Form that will only require parents to opt their child out of taking the survey.  Active parent permission is not required now.

If you have questions regarding survey requirements, you may contact Mary Pearce with DESE at 573-526-4472 or mary.pearce@dese.mo.gov.  Questions regarding the survey administration will be handled by OSEDA and is included in the information on the survey website.

So that districts do not lose this valuable means of collecting ongoing data regarding local tobacco, drug, and alcohol use, and bullying, mental health, and other information, we sincerely hope and encourage you to participate in the Missouri Student Survey for the valuable information your district will receive.  The results are important to your district as you determine local needs and plan prevention activities.

Mary C. Pearce

Supervisor, Office of Data System Management

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Phone:  573-526-4472

Fax:  573-751-9438

dese.mo.gov