Data Request


  1. In order to be considered, data requests must meet the Data Access, Sharing and Privacy Requirements.
  2. Request for unit level data (i.e. individual student level data) require the Student Level Data Request Application and Appendix A to be completed and attached as a zip file to the data request.


Before submitting a Data Request Form, please visit the Missouri Comprehensive Data System (MCDS) portal.  The MCDS portal provides a number of resources that might meet your needs.


Districts, Charters and Schools

  • a.  At-A Glance Information
  • b.  Directory, Calendar & Maps
  • c.  School Performance and Accountability
  • d.  College & Career Readiness
  • e.  School Finance Data


  • a.  Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Data
  • b.  Graduation & Dropout Rates
  • c.  Entrance Exams
  • d.  College Credit & Career Credentials
  • e.  Attendance & Mobility
  • f.  Enrollment & Demographics
  • g. Discipline
  • h. Early Childhood Education


  • a.  Faculty Information
  • b.  Student/Teacher Ratio
  • c.  Teacher Qualifications
  • d.  Teacher Salary


  • a.  Administrator Information

Special Education

  • a.  Special Education Data Summaries
  • b.  Special Education Profiles
  • c.  Part B Federal Reporting
  • d.  Part C Federal Reporting
  • e. Statewide Special Education Child Count

Educator Preparation

a.  Educator Preparation


When submitting a data request, requestors should consider the following:

  1. Data requests will be filled as the time and workload of the Department staff allow.
    • a.  Please allow approximately two weeks for your data request to be reviewed and processed.
    • b.  If you have not received notification from our office within two weeks, please send an email to
    • c.  During peak times, the estimated time to review your data request may take four weeks at a minimum.
  2. The complexity of a data request may increase the amount of time needed to fill it.
  3. Data requests from multiple sources may be delivered in multiple files (i.e., may not be compiled into a file or report).
  4. Data requests filled will not include special calculations, analyses, tabulations, or formatting.
  5. If there are costs involved in the fulfillment of your request for data, DESE will provide you with a time/cost estimate prior to moving forward with the data request.
  6. Minimum N-Size = 10.  All cells with 10 or fewer students will be suppressed to protect student privacy.  Some data requests may require a Memorandum of Understanding to be established.


If you have any questions, contact the Office of Data System Management at or 573-522-3207.
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