COLUMBIA — MU is joining a nationwide effort to track individual students' classroom performance from pre-kindergarten through college.
The Missouri P-20 Center for Education Policy Research is scheduled to host a conference Tuesday on using longitudinal statistics to measure student performance and create policy. The center is home to education researchers from across campus.The conference began Monday, according to a news release from the MU News Bureau.
Conference organizers said that Missouri is part of a small group of states that track public school students' progress. Now the state is adding the early childhood and college years to that effort.
A page on the education center's Web site said the event, expected to include national experts, is free but that registration is required. Those seeking more information can call 882-1739 or e-mail P20@missouri.edu.