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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Deadline Tomorrow: Comments on Accountability Changes

Tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to submit your feedback on the most recent changes proposed for the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. See the public comments submitted by The Parents’ Campaign here. The most significant changes are those related to:• Definition of a School At-Risk and in need of assistance• Requiring the use of established …

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Accountability Changes Proposed, Feedback Period Open Now

More changes have been proposed for the Statewide Accountability System, and the public is asked to provide feedback. The deadline to submit comments is 5:00 p.m. on April 30. The most significant changes being proposed are those related to: Definition of a School At-Risk and in need of assistance Requiring the use of established percentiles when …

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2018 School and District Accountability Ratings Released

School and district accountability ratings have been released.  Find the grades assigned to your school and district. The State Board of Education voted to delay for a month approval of ratings for the Corinth School District and four special schools. The Schools for the Blind and the Deaf, as well as two school0s on the Coast …

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Accountability Review Set for October 10

The State Board of Education will review Mississippi’s school and district accountability model at a work session set for 2:00 p.m. on October 10, 2018. This public meeting will take place in the fourth-floor board room of the Department of Education at 359 North West Street in Jackson. The review was inspired by numerous concerns expressed to the Board about …

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Accountability Ratings Delayed by State Board of Education

The State Board of Education has voted to delay consideration of school and district accountability ratings until its October meeting. Some board members expressed a desire to spend more time reviewing the ratings and considering the numerous public comments they received. Many of the public comments noted reservations about the annual use of percentile rankings to …

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Stakes Higher for Elementary Students This Year

If you have a child in kindergarten through third grade, you will want to attend an important meeting hosted by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). In a series of regional meetings, MDE will share information and strategies to help parents prepare their children for the new, higher standards that third-grade students must meet to …

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Input Invited: MDE Considers Accountability Changes

The State Board of Education is considering resetting cut scores, once again, which could affect the accountability rating for your high school. The MDE is required to accept public comments on any proposed change in the accountability system, including changes to cut scores. Comments will be shared with the State Board of Education prior to accountability ratings being adopted …

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Wow! Great News About Mississippi Public Schools

Mississippi’s public school teachers are amazing, and our most recent national test scores prove it! Over the last decade, Mississippi students have outpaced the nation in improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the “Nation’s Report Card.” But the really great news comes when we dig a little deeper. When test scores are disaggregated, …

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

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