JUST IN! Mississippi MST test scores and updated rankings for the 2013-14 school year were posted on SchoolDigger this week!
The Grade 5 and Grade 8 Science Assessments will be criterion-referenced assessments in grades 5 and 8 that allow Mississippi to be in full compliance with the requirements of the federal legislation No Child Left Behind. These assessments are fully customized criterion-referenced tests, and a committee of Mississippi teachers who have been selected by the MDE approved the items that appear on these tests. The tests will be aligned with the portions of the 2010 Mississippi Science Framework specified by the teacher committee and will meet the requirements of NCLB. The results of these assessments will provide information that will be used for the purpose of improving student achievement; the results may also be used in Mississippi’s school accountability system.Source: Mississippi Office of Student Assessment
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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics