School Accountability

MDE Releases First State Test Scores Since Pandemic Began

The Mississippi Department of Education has released the results of the statewide assessments administered to students in the spring of 2021. This was the first round of state testing since the pandemic struck nearly two years ago causing unprecedented and repeated disruptions in learning. As expected, the tests showed that students did not make the …

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Another Accountability Change Considered, MDE Invites Your Input

The State Board of Education (SBE) has modified its proposed change to the Statewide Accountability System to include the WorkKeys assessment as a career-readiness indicator in the College- and Career-Readiness (CCR) component. The public has until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, to provide feedback to the board before the final change is adopted. At …

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Teacher Pay Raise Passes Senate, State Board Requests Accountability Waivers

The teacher pay raise bill has passed the full Senate on a unanimous vote, with every senator present signing on as a coauthor of the bill – an impressive show of support for the incredible work our teachers are doing for our children. The bill will now go to the House. The bill provides: $37,000 starting salary …

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Accountability Model Change Proposed, Your Input Sought

A change is being proposed to the Statewide Accountability Model, and the public is asked to provide feedback before the final change is adopted. The deadline to submit your comments is 5:00 p.m. next Thursday, January 14.  The proposed change accommodates the addition of the WorkKeys career-readiness indicator to the College- and Career-Readiness (CCR) component …

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State Test Scores and Other Testing News

State test scores are in, and the news is good! School districts continued their decades-long trend of academic improvement. Mississippi students showed gains in nearly every grade and subject area, with more students scoring in the top three proficiency levels and fewer scoring in levels one and two. See the percent of students in your school and school …

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Improving Student Achievement

Each of us has a role to play in helping students achieve success… Student: I can  • Set goals for myself• Be confident in myself• Go to school and be on time• Try my best each day• Listen to my teachers• Pay attention in class• Do my homework• Keep myself healthy• Respect myself• Respect others around me  Parent/Extended …

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The Parents’ Campaign’s 2013 School Reform Agenda

An excellent early education experience for every child (A Blueprint Mississippi 2011 recommendation) $5-million appropriation for Mississippi Building Blocks Based on a per-student cost of $2,000, this will allow MBB in 2013-2014 to reach approximately 2,500 children in child care centers located primarily in low-income areas of Mississippi An excellent teacher in every classroom (A Blueprint Mississippi …

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The Parents’ Role in Achievement Testing

Teachers, students, parents and communities have important roles to play throughout the school year to ensure that students get the most from their education. Each year, schools assess student achievement to gauge the progress being made in their classrooms.  This year, Mississippi is using new assessments from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) …

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Accountability Ratings for Mississippi Schools and School Districts 2013

Student achievement is on the rise in Mississippi! The Mississippi Department of Education has released the 2013 school and school district accountability ratings. Eighteen districts received the state’s highest rating of A, a tremendous achievement for those communities! Congratulations to the students, teachers, principals, superintendents, and parents in these outstanding school districts. More good news: the …

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