JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi Department of Education has released the 2017-2018 superintendent’s annual report.
This report talks about all academic achievements in the past school year. It also includes an overview of the State Board of Education (SBE) Strategic Plan and highlights from the Mississippi Succeeds state plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
“The report provides information about how Mississippi’s legislative initiatives and education reforms have improved student achievement,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education. “Mississippi students have achieved unprecedented outcomes in recent years because the state has raised expectations for what students can accomplish.”
According to the report, the priorities for the SBE and MDE in 2019 and in years to come include maintaining high academic standards that will prepare students for college and careers, and help make teachers and school leaders more effective. They also want to strengthen the state’s early child education infrastructure, making data-driven decisions to raise student achievement and help out lower performing schools.