COLUMBIA — Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to columbiamissourian.com/records.
The records: Annual ACT score data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Why you'd want them: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases reports of statewide and district average ACT scores. Data includes the number of graduates, the percent of graduates tested and the average composite ACT score. Readers can select multiple school years at once to compare scores side-by-side.
Where you get the records: Go to mcds.dese.mo.gov and click on the "District Info" tab at the top of the page. Use the Missouri School District search bar to locate "Columbia 93 (010093)." Go to the box labeled "Columbia 93 – Performance Data" and click on the "District" link after the bullet "ACT Results."
How much it will cost: The information is free.