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 submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal law that has replaced No Child Left Behind.

We strongly encourage parents and educators to attend these important meetings to provide your perspectives on how our state should educate and test students, as well as how schools and districts should be rated. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 29, in Meridian, with additional meetings scheduled through mid-October.

Click here to see the schedule of meetings and for more information. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may email feedback to See the topics on which MDE is seeking input (download and print): Mississippi Succeeds Questions for Public Feedback.

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