Area third graders have up to three times to pass a state-mandated third grade reading summative assessment before districts determine whether to retain them.
The “gate” to the fourth grade could close on as many as 202 third-graders in the Golden Triangle, based on the results of April’s Third-Grade Reading Assessment.
Five years after Mississippi K-12 educators began teaching new curricula to help students meet Common Core standards, the results of the first statewide testing were released today.
High school students within the Lowndes County School District and the former Starkville district scored above the state average on English and algebra assessments, while Columbus Municipal School District students scored below state averages.
Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.
State officials say Mississippi’s public schools will have another year to keep the high grades they have been given, even though test scores indicate lower ratings.
Mississippi’s state Board of Education has approved spending $8.4 million on standardized tests aligned with the new Common Core state standards.
Mississippi’s Board of Education approved new Common Core-aligned English and math courses Friday, but not before some board members objected, saying they believe teachers and students need another year to prepare.
Mississippi high school students could soon be using the same test to get out of high school and get into college.
WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.