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!
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.
Check it out! Mississippi ranks No. 1 in the nation for 4th grade score gains in reading and math on NAEP. That’s just a few of the historic gains Mississippi has made in public education. https://t.co/0iqbFTJruz @GovBoard @CCSSO @ExcelinEd @chiefsforchange #MSsucceeds #msedu
— MS Dept of Education (@MissDeptEd) October 30, 2019
#Mississippi’s focus on accountability and hard work is succeeding. Congrats to students and teachers, Supt. Wright and @MissDeptEd, @tatereeves, @PhilBryantMS @SenGrayTollison, Rep. Bennett. #NAEP https://t.co/VsVcW79OO2
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 30, 2019
— Cari Miller (@CariMil08014578) October 31, 2019
— CCSSO (@CCSSO) October 30, 2019
@ExcelinEd works with states that have adopted K-3 reading policies by providing implementation support. There are approx 14 other states at varying stages of implementation. With assistance from @MSReads1 MS added an important layer to the mix – teacher prep!
— Kymyona Burk, Ed.D. (@kymyona_burk) October 31, 2019