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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Special Education District Profiles

Source: Mary Corey, Director Special Education Data, Office of Data System Management

Intended Audience: Superintendents and Directors of Special Education

Date:  August 23, 2013

The preliminary Special Education District Profiles containing 2012-13 data are now available on the Missouri Comprehensive Data System (MCDS) Portal.  These profiles will be posted on DESE's public website soon; therefore it is essential that districts review the data and make any necessary corrections immediately via MOSIS.  Corrections must be made by September 6, 2013. 

To access the district profile, go to DESE's home page ( and click on the MCDS Portal button.  On the MCDS Portal's home page, click on "Secured Content" on the top blue banner.  You will then be taken to the DESE Web Application Logon screen.  This web page provides restricted access based upon User ID and Password validation.  Once you have entered in a valid user id and password, you will be returned to the MCDS Portal's home page.  Click on the Special Education button, then on "Special Education Documents" in the Quick Facts section.

A Special Education Profile Review Guide is available to assist districts with understanding and using the Profiles.  The Guide is available at:     

If you have comments or questions, please contact the Special Education Data section at 573-751-7848 or email