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Mississippi Connects

Mississippi Connects aspires to provide every public-school student in Mississippi with technology to support both in-school and at-home learning. The unexpected need for distance learning provided our state with an opportunity to reimagine the digital learning experience and expand channels for student learning. Mississippi sees the urgent need for access to technology and is ready to meet that need to ensure every student can succeed.

Mississippi Connects offers the following benefits to students:

  • Access to high-quality instructional materials.
  • Easy transition from in-person to distance learning.
  • Preparation for digitally advanced careers.
  • Increased equity by narrowing the digital divide.
  • Access to telehealth/telemedicine to provide resources for physical and emotional health as Mississippi addresses academic needs.

Watch our Mississippi Connects video to learn more.

 

Mississippi Connects

Teacher and Student Access to Devices (2020-21SY)

The following data regarding devices were collected via the anonymous Technology & Learning survey issued to administrators, teachers, and 3rd-12th grade students during the 2020-21SY. Note: 100% participation from all groups was not achieved in this survey.

 

Teacher reported ratio of students to computers in the classroom

96% of teachers reported a ratio of one to one students to computers in the classroom,
with 0% reporting no computers were available for students in the classroom.

 

 

Teacher access to devices at home

99% of teachers reported access to a desktop, laptop, or computer at home.
89% of teachers reported they are allowed to take home a school-owned device,
with 80% reporting they can take the device home every night.

 

 

Student access to devices at home

92% of students reported access to a desktop, laptop, or computer at home.
70% of students reported they are allowed to take home a school-owned device,
with 59% reporting they can take the device home every night.

Teacher and Student Connectivity (2020-21SY)

The following data were collected via the anonymous Technology & Learning survey issued to administrators, teachers, and 3rd-12th grade students during the 2020-21SY. Note: 100% participation from all groups was not achieved in this survey.

 

Teacher reported quality of internet in school

51% of teachers report that the quality of internet speed available at school
is excellent or above average.

 

 

Teacher access to the internet at home

93% of teachers report access to the internet at home. Of the wireless network connectivity
available at home, 90% of teachers report their wireless access is provided by a wireless
router and 9% by a cellular network.

 

 

92% of students report access to the internet at home. Of the wireless network connectivity
available at home, 73% of students report their wireless access is provided by a wireless
router and 16% by a cellular network.