Location of standards 
Senate Bill 291
Alignment to national standards 
Year of law passage/rule change 
Name and overview of standards 
The Missouri Leadership Development System is comprised of five competencies aligned to the PSEL standards: A visionary leader; an instructional leader; a managerial leader; a relational leader; and an innovative leader. The Missouri Leaders Standards which are aligned to ISLLC include six standards: vision, mission, and goals; teaching and learning; management of organizational systems; collaboration with families and stakeholders; ethics and integrity; and professional development.
Use of standards 
Used for evaluation and professional development
[1] Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (2013). Leader standards. Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/LeaderStandards.pdf [2] Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (2016). Missouri leadership development system: Emerging level participant guide. Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/MLDS-Emerging-Participant-Guide.pdf
Location of standards 
Senate bill 291
Alignment to national principal supervisor standards 
Year of law passage/rule change 
Overview of standards 
The Missouri Superintendent Standards include seven standards: Vision, Mission, and Goals; Teaching and Learning; Management of Organizational Systems; Collaboration with Families and Stakeholders; Ethics and Integrity, and Standard; Knowledge and Understanding of the Education System; Professional Development.
Use of standards 
Used to inform professional practice
Presence of principal supervisor job description 
[1] Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (n.d.) Superintendent standards. Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/SuperintendentStandards.pdf [2] Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (2013). Job description. Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/07-SuptJobDescription.pdf
Location of performance evaluation requirement 
Senate Bill 291
Year of passage/revision 
Name of evaluation system 
Principal Evaluation Protocol and Continuum
Description of evaluation system 
Based on student needs and building and district improvement plans, principals select at least two indicators from the standards to be assessed. Principals determine a baseline score using evidence to determine rating from 0 to 7. These indicators are regularly assessed using evidence such as surveys, artifacts, portfolios, and standardized tests.
Frequency of performance evaluation 
Intended use of performance evaluation 
Principal performance evaluation is used to promote a theory of action to inform leadership practices to improve student performance.
Rubric or evaluation instrument 
Principal Evaluation Protocol
[1] Missouri Department of Education. (n.d.) Leader standards. Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/LeaderStandardsContinuum.pdf [2] Missouri Department of Education. (n.d.) Principal evaluation. Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/00-PrinEvaluation-CompleteDoc.pdf
Principal preparation program accreditation or approval standards 
The Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators include: Academics; Design and Assessment; Field and Clinical Experiences; Candidates; Faculty; and Operations Resources.
Description of program approval review process 
The state commission makes recommendations to the Board of Education to approve any principal preparation programs. The program approval process includes an on-site review by an evaluation team, the submission of a program description, completions of a matrix which details the required courses and field experiences and their alignment to competencies, description of administrative structure, a written plan for continued evaluation, and submission of an annual performance report.
Minimum years of educational experience or degree required by candidate for acceptance to principal preparation program 
Missouri teaching license and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
Minimum test scores for preparation program entrance 
Not specified
Number of credits in coursework required for graduation 
24 semester hours
Degree level required for principal entry-level certification or licensure 
Master's in educational leadership
Field work or internship required for degree or license 
Number of hours required for internship completion 
201 - 300 hrs
Minimum test score requirements for certification 
Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) with a passing score of 220
[1] Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (n.d.). MO standards for the preparation of educators. Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/educator-preparation/mo-standards-p... [2] Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (2005). Certification requirements for elementary principal (grades K-8). Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/17Elementary%20Principal05final.pdf [3] Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (2005). Certification requirements for middle school principal (grades 5-9). Retrieved from https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/19%20MiddleSchoolPrincipal05-fin... [4] Missouri Secretary of State. (2017). Rules of Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Division 20-Division of Learning Services; Chapter 400-Office of Educator Quality. Retrieved from http://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/5csr/5c20-400.pdf [5] Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments. (2017). Building-level administrator. Retrieved from http://www.mo.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/MO058_TestPage.html