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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 ...

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Report ranks state schools' performance 51st in the nation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Despite strong state standards, Mississippi students are not catching up to the rest of the nation, ranking last in a school performance evaluation released today. Education Week’s Quality Counts report puts Mississippi 51st among the states and Washington, D.C., in K-12 student achievement. That is actually down a notch from last year. Only Mississippi and D.C. were ...

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Some improvement in low Mississippi science scores

JACKSON— A national sampling of eighth-graders’ performance in science showed Mississippi with a small improvement from 2009 to 2011 but still below the national average. The National Assessment of Educational Progress report released Thursday showed the average score of eighth-grade students in Mississippi at 137 in 2011, five points better than the 2009 score but 14 points below the national ...

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