Analysis: Once called soft, some ask if state tests too hard

August 23, 2016 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Beneath the back-and-forth last week over how many Mississippi public schools should get As was the undertow of another question — has the state gone from […]

High school students will no longer be required to pass exams

March 4, 2015 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Current seniors in Mississippi public schools could be the first in decades to graduate without passing an exit exam. State Superintendent Carey Wright announced Tuesday before […]

Unfair to grade Mississippi schools when the criteria changes midstream (Other views)

May 15, 2014 in Editorials, Education, Opinion

The Associated Press Mississippi’s public schools face unintended, unfair and unhelpful outcomes in state accountability rankings if the U.S. Department of Education does not approve the state’s plan to freeze […]