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APA Process

View APA submissions in the Mississippi Administrative Bulletin on the Secretary of State’s website.


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Office of Special Education

MississippiSeeks Public Comment on Revised Learning Goals for Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Alternate Science Elements II, Alternate Health Elements, Career Readiness I-II, and Life Skills Development I-II

On May 9, 2019, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the followingalternate content standards: 

The approved standards will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year. The alternate academic achievement standards are designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities and are aligned with the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards.

Please submit written comments to Bobby Richardson, Office of Special Education, via email at alternatestandardscomments@mdek12.org or regular mail to 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39201, on or before 5:00 p.m., on June 17, 2019.

 


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice

Office of Accreditation and Office of Secondary Education

Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 36.5, State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.5: Additional Assessment Options for Meeting End-of-Course Assessment Graduation Requirements and Appendix A-5 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2019

On May 9, 2019, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise Miss. Admin. Code 7-3: 36.5, State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.5: Additional Assessment Options for Meeting End-of-Course Assessment Graduation Requirements and Appendix A-5 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2019

The proposed revisions will add a biology lab requirement for students that are taking dual credit/dual enrollment College Biology I for the purpose of satisfying the End-of-Course (EOC) Biology I assessment requirement in lieu of passing the EOC assessment. Additional proposed revisions provide clarity and consistency in the language across multiple documents.  The revisions were a result of the 2018 College- and Career-Ready Social Studies Framework revision and as such, DC U.S. History II is the dual credit course for meeting graduation requirements in lieu of EOC assessment requirement for U.S. History.

Please submit written comments to Dr. Jo Ann Malone, Office of Accreditation, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (accreditation@mdek12.org).

All public comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 5, 2019.  APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on June 13, 2019.