Month: October 2017

2017 School and District Ratings Released

Great things are happening in Mississippi classrooms! That’s the takeaway from the school and district ratings released today by the Mississippi Board of Education. Students demonstrated higher achievement in math, reading, science, and history, along with improvements in ACT scores and graduation rates. See the ratings for schools and school districts here. Accountability rating systems are not …

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Lower Elementary School Ratings May Cause Heartburn

If your lower elementary school’s rating is not what you think it should be, I might have an explanation for you: its rating is based on test scores from another school. The feds require that all schools be rated. Mississippi’s state accountability testing begins in grade three. That creates a challenge when it comes to rating lower elementary …

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