Mississippi Showing Significant Gains in Student Achievement

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) issued a report today showing that Mississippi has made significant gains in student achievement on national measures in the past couple of years.

Mississippi students have made significant progress in a number of areas, including:

  • Achieving the largest percentage-point increase in the nation in reading at the Basic Level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) among 4th graders from 2007 to 2009
  • Narrowing the achievement gap for African Americans in 4th grade reading and 8th grade math on NAEP
  • Increasing the composite ACT score and the number of students taking the ACT from 1999 to 2009
  • Enrolling high school graduates in our state’s colleges and universities at a higher rate than other states

Click here to read the Mississippi Department of Education’s press release on the SREB report.

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