#FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP


Mississippi has significantly increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In fact, Mississippi fourth graders ranked 29th in Reading and 23rd in Math on the 2019 NAEP—up from 48th and 49th, respectively, in 2003!

These results prove that Mississippi’s focus on enacting strong student-centered policies, including a strong focus on early literacy, is leading to student success. Learn more below!

#AskExcelinEd About the Science of Reading

Nearly all kids can become strong readers if they are taught the right way. Find out why millions of kids can’t read and how states can fix America’s reading problem on ExcelinEd’s blog!


Learn How to End the Reading Wars at #EIE19

The reading wars are still alive and well—and that means an ongoing gap between the science of reading and what’s taught in classrooms nationwide. The research is abundantly clear—but too often ignored—on what works for children to become successful readers. Join us at the 2019 National Summit on Education Reform to learn more about ending the “war” and ensuring teachers have the schooling, training and necessary support to provide reading instruction that meets the needs of all students.

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