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Carey Wright named to National Assessment Governing Board

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright is one of seven national leaders selected to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board.

The appointees will help set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. NAEP offers to the public and to education policymakers at the national, state and local levels, objective data on student performance in nearly a dozen subjects.

Mississippi is the only state in the nation to show significant increases in three of the four core NAEP subjects in 2019. Under Wright’s leadership, Mississippi has initiated reforms that have increased literacy skills in pre-K through the 3rd grade, pushed student achievement on the NAEP to improve at a faster rate than most other states, and increased the graduation rate to an all-time high of 84 percent.

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