At Mississippi First, we believe having high standards and meaningful testing and accountability policies are important to every child but especially vulnerable children who benefit greatly from high expectations and increased learning—not testing—time.
Our work on standards, testing, and accountability will ensure that the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards will be Common Core-aligned, implemented statewide, and coupled with reasonable testing and accountability policies.
- Research: How much time do Mississippi students really spend taking tests? And how much time is the right amount? Mississippi First is working to answer those questions through a research project that will be published in early 2018.
- Research: In March 2017, we released Mississippi Voices: Public Perception of Pre-K-12 Education in Mississippi. The report reveals public perceptions on testing as well as perceptions of the broader public education context in Mississippi.
- Support: Mississippi First has always been a champion of high educational standards. We are a leading voice in support of Common Core-aligned standards. Read our statement in support of the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards.
- Resources: In 2014, we created and collected a variety of resources on the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards and Common Core.