Month: August 2016

MDE Listening Tour Seeks Input on Accountability Plan

State superintendent Dr. Carey Wright has announced a “listening tour” to solicit input from parents, educators, and others about the way Mississippi assesses student learning and rates schools and school districts. Meetings are scheduled in seven cities around the state. The feedback provided will be used to devise a state accountability plan that will be …

MDE Listening Tour Seeks Input on Accountability Plan Read More »

Good News on Mississippi Test Scores

Mississippi public school students and teachers had another good year, continuing the trend of better achievement and higher test scores. That is great news for our state! You can see here how schools and districts scored on the 2016 Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) tests. This was the first administration of the MAP assessment. The true year-over-year comparison in …

Good News on Mississippi Test Scores Read More »

Study Says Mississippi’s Proficiency Bar is Set Above Grade Level

Get this: if your third grader is reading at a seventh-grade level, Mississippi does not consider her to be “advanced.” She won’t hit the advanced mark unless she reads at the nationally-normed 8.1 grade level, according to the cut scores set for Mississippi’s 2015 state test. To be considered proficient, your third grader had to perform at …

Study Says Mississippi’s Proficiency Bar is Set Above Grade Level Read More »

Lovin’ This!

Wow! What a terrific start to the school year! We have loved seeing the amazing back-to-school photos and videos lighting up Facebook and Twitter: colorful classrooms, creative getting-to-know-you games, and brain-stretching learning activities. Teachers are fired up and ready for another outstanding year. Be sure to check out your own school district web site for …

Lovin’ This! Read More »

Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.