2018 College- and Career- Readiness Standards for Social Studies

Greetings Superintendents, Curriculum Coordinators, Special Education Directors, Federal Programs Directors, and Principals:

On July 19, 2018, the State Board of Education voted to approve final changes to the new Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards for the Social Studies. The final 2018 standards may be accessed on the MDE Social Studies page (http://www.mdek12.org/secondaryeducation/socialstudies). Please share this link with all grades K-12 social studies educators in your district/school.

The new Social Studies standards should be piloted in all grades K-12 classrooms during the 2018-19 school year with full implementation beginning in August 2019. Please watch for forthcoming information about professional development opportunities.

If you have any questions regarding the new social studies standards, please contact Jennifer Nance, State Social Studies Specialist, at Jennifer.nance@mdek12.org.



Wendy Clemons, Executive Director
Director of Secondary Education and Professional Development

P.O. Box 771 | Jackson, MS | 39205-0771