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Old 10-30-2019, 10:46 PM
 
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Mississippi has achieved the No. 1 spot in the nation for gains on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, with 4th grade students making the largest score gains from 2017 to 2019 in reading and mathematics, 8th grade students outpacing the nation for growth in mathematics, and 8th grade reading holding steady.

Mississippi is the only state in the nation to show significant increases in three of the four core NAEP subjects in 2019. Washington, D.C., is the only jurisdiction to show gains in three of four subjects. Nationally, scores for most NAEP subjects dropped or remained flat from 2017 to 2019.

For the first time, Mississippi 4th graders scored higher than the nation’s public school average in mathematics and tied the nation in reading.

“Academic progress in Mississippi has been powerful and sustained, proving there is no limit to what our students can accomplish,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education. “Mississippi’s teachers have done a phenomenal job equipping students with the knowledge and skills to succeed throughout their education.”

The percentage of Mississippi students scoring proficient or above on NAEP has increased significantly over the past decade, particularly in 4th grade mathematics, where proficiency levels nearly doubled.

“Mississippi stands out as one of just two states/jurisdictions that improved in three of the four NAEP grade and subject combinations,” said Dr. Peggy Carr, associate commissioner for assessment at the National Center for Education Statistics. “Because of its grade 4 gains, Mississippi’s mathematics and reading scores are the highest they have ever been and are now on par with the national public average. This is meaningful progress for Mississippi.”

The 2019 NAEP scores continue Mississippi’s 10-year trend of steady increases, as the nation’s scores stagnate. Student achievement accelerated more rapidly since 2013, after the statewide implementation of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act, higher academic standards with aligned assessments, a strong accountability system, and a significant investment in professional development for educators.

“A strong education system is essential to building a strong workforce and stimulating economic development,” said Scott Waller, president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council. “Mississippi’s significant progress in education is a valuable quality that sets us apart from other states.”

The 2019 NAEP results show that Mississippi students living in poverty are outperforming their peers nationally. Both black and white students from low-income homes in Mississippi achieved higher scores than the national average in all four NAEP subjects. Hispanic students from low-income families outperformed their peers nationally in three of four NAEP tested subjects.

“Mississippi has entered a new era of public education,” said Dr. Jason Dean, chair of the Mississippi State Board of Education. “Our significant improvements in teaching and learning have made Mississippi a national leader for improving student success in education.”
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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Is this public school only?
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:40 PM
 
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Is this public school only?
I do believe so. I don't think private schools have to take NAEP tests but I'm not sure.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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I think that Phil Bryant can take credit for this. It was his idea to keep third-graders back with the reading gate test so that they can't take the NAEP in fourth grade.

The question is what is being done to ensure that these children acquire the reading skills that will allow them to move on? How long can you hold back children before you must move them along? Plus, we apparently have to do this without fully funding MAEP or providing universal preschool so that children can build the language skills that form the foundation for literacy. Then there is the complicating factor of the extremely high rate of children growing up below the poverty line.

Of course, when the children fail, it is the teachers' fault. That is one of the reasons that teachers are leaving the profession, along with low pay and poor working conditions. I continue to ask, to no avail, what is being done to attract and retain quality teachers in Mississippi?
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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I read where Mississippi has the highest paid state superintendent of Education in the country. Thought that was interesting considering the teacher pay and expenditures per student are at the bottom.

The article said that Carey Bright makes 330K per year...................which is over four x as much as the lowest paid State Superintendent of Education makes (Arizona)
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:13 PM
 
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I read where Mississippi has the highest paid state superintendent of Education in the country. Thought that was interesting considering the teacher pay and expenditures per student are at the bottom.

The article said that Carey Bright makes 330K per year...................which is over four x as much as the lowest paid State Superintendent of Education makes (Arizona)
she makes more than the freaking governor. How does she make that much money?
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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Of course, when the children fail, it is the teachers' fault. That is one of the reasons that teachers are leaving the profession, along with low pay and poor working conditions. I continue to ask, to no avail, what is being done to attract and retain quality teachers in Mississippi?
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This is the thinking that must change. It's not the teacher's fault. We need to quit using these bad statistics. They need to be adjusted for IQ so you can actually measure improvement.
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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This is the thinking that must change. It's not the teacher's fault. We need to quit using these bad statistics. They need to be adjusted for IQ so you can actually measure improvement.
IQ in of itself is flawed statistic.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:35 PM
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she makes more than the freaking governor. How does she make that much money?
While I think she is overpaid, we can't make such a comparison without acknowledging the money spent on the governor's security, the fact that the governor gets chauffeured around everywhere he goes, the fact that the governor gets to live rent free in a mansion with state funded staff, etc.
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