The Mississippi Succeeds Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act reflects many of the state’s educational priorities stated in the Mississippi State Board of Education’s 5-Year Strategic Plan by:
- Increasing student growth and proficiency in all tested areas through strong academic standards, professional development, accountability and state support
- Focusing on educational equity through increased access and opportunities for all students to close opportunity and achievement gaps
- Ensuring high-quality classroom instruction and school leadership through professional development and meaningful feedback from educators
- Setting the expectation that every student graduates from high school and is ready for college and career
- Expanding access to high-quality early learning opportunities for our 4-year old students
- Using data effectively to make decisions in the best interests of students
- Supporting and improving underperforming schools through local and state technical assistance, interventions and support for struggling students
- As a long-term goal, Mississippi aims to eliminate the proficiency gap between Black students and all students entirely, as the overall student proficiency rate increases to 70% by 2025.
- As a long-term goal, Mississippi aims to close the graduation rate gap between students with disabilities and all students. This gap will be reduced to 20%, as the overall graduation rate increases to 90% by 2025.
- As a long-term goal, Mississippi aims to have 70% of English learners making expected progress toward English language proficiency by 2025.
- Mississippi Succeeds Executive Summary
- Mississippi Succeeds ESSA Consolidated State Plan
- Mississippi Succeeds Listening Tour Report
Results of Higher Expectations
- Pre-K students in Mississippi’s Early Learning Collaboratives achieve at higher levels each year.
- Kindergartners meeting end-of-year target scores increase annually.
- Third graders pass reading test on the first try at increasing rates.
- Overall student achievement is increasing annually in both English language arts and Mathematics at all grade levels
- Number of students taking Advanced Placement exams and passing nearly doubled in four years.
- Mississippi’s graduation rate is at an all-time high of 84%.
- More students are taking dual credit courses and earning national certifications.