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.