The report contains key data points about academic achievements in the 2015-16 school year and information about the Mississippi State Board of Education’s (SBE) goals for public education in Mississippi. Also included is financial, statistical and other pertinent information at the state and local school district levels.
“The report provides evidence that the education reforms and legislative initiatives that have been implemented throughout our state are working,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education. “Mississippi students are benefiting from the state’s investment in public education.”
The SBE’s and MDE’s priorities for 2017 and beyond include maintaining high academic standards that will prepare all students for college and careers, helping to make teachers and school leaders more effective, strengthening the state’s early childhood education infrastructure, making data-driven decisions to raise student achievement, and improving low-performing schools.