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Subject: Special Education District Profiles Public Reports

Source: Mary Corey, Director, Data Coordination, Office of Data System Management

Intended Audience: Superintendents and Directors of Special Education

Date:  November 5, 2012

The Special Education District Profiles containing 2011-12 data are now available to the public on the Missouri Comprehensive Data System (MCDS) Portal.  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 "DISTRICT INFO" (in the banner below the Department's logo) then select your district.  In the Summary Reports box (top box on the right), click on 2012 next to Special Education Profiles to bring up your district profile or you can click on State to bring up the State Special Education Profile. 

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 Coordination Section at 573-751-7848 or email