State Superintendent sends letter to all MS School Districts

Last week, State Superintendent of Education, Carey Wright, sent a letter to all school districts in Mississippi. The letter explained how withdrawing from the PARCC consortium will not impact what is happening in teacher’s classrooms. To read the letter in its entirety, click here.

More Answers about Mississippi’s Withdrawal from PARCC

We have received a few more questions concerning test administration for Mississippi, due to the State Board’s decision to leave the PARCC Consortium. Below, we explain how this decision will impact third grade retention decisions. Because the PARCC test would be in its first year…

Mississippi Withdraws from PARCC

Mississippi withdraws from PARCC; what does this mean? This morning, the State Board of Education voted to withdraw from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Testing Consortium, a group of states that worked together to develop a Common Core-aligned test….

Title I Pre-K Survey

Download our “cheat sheet” >>> Preparing for the TItle I Pre-K Survey. About the Survey Mississippi First is conducting exciting new research we are conducting on the use of Title I dollars for pre-Kindergarten programs in Mississippi’s public school districts. This work could have enormous benefits…

K-12 Accountability: State Test Scores Released

On August 20, the Mississippi Department of Education released state test scores from 2009-2010.  Although the public can now view scale scores and rates of proficiency on the MCT2 math and reading tests, the 5th and 8th grade science test, and the subject area tests…