MDE releases statewide test results

According to MDE, students showed gains in both ELA and mathematics. The percentage of students meeting or exceeding grade-level expectations on ELA assessments increased from 32.6 percent in 2015-16 to 34.9 percent in 2016-17, and from 31.1 percent to 36.8 percent on mathematics assessments.

“Student achievement in Mississippi is steadily improving thanks to the hard work and focused efforts of teachers, administrators, parents and students,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education in an issued statement. “We have raised expectations for what students can accomplish, and our students are meeting and exceeding these higher expectations.”