Mississippi science standards get C
by Associated Press
Published: February 6,2012
But state associate superintendent Trecina Green tells The Hattiesburg American it’s a tremendous improvement from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s last report. In 2005, Mississippi got an F from the Washington-based group.
Green says only 13 states got a higher grade and 27 got lower grades.
She says a 2008 curriculum rewrite took the earlier report into consideration.
Curriculum standards tell teachers what kindergarten through 12th-grade students should know.
Official Kathleen Porter-Magee says Fordham considered content and rigor, and whether they were specific enough to guide instruction and tests.
She says Mississippi was squarely in the middle of disappointing national results.
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