MU conference focuses on efforts to track student educational performance

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 8:12 a.m. CDT; updated 1:59 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 9, 2009
MU professor Michael Podgursky speaks with a participant of the P-20 Conference in Columbia on Tuesday. Podgursky and other Missouri educators gathered to discuss the newest challenges in education, including pay increases based on teacher performance.

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


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