October 27, 2015
WHO: Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, and Dr. John R. Kelly, chairman of the Mississippi Board of Education
WHAT: Wright and Kelly will provide an overview of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results and talk about how Mississippi students performed this year. Mississippi students were among the roughly 279,000 4thgraders and 273,000 8th graders who participated in NAEP assessments in mathematics and reading in the previous school year.
NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Eastside Elementary School
453 Arrow Drive
Clinton, MS 39056
NOTE: For media outside the Jackson metro area, Dr. Wright will be available to answer questions at 11 a.m. via conference call.
Participant Dialing Instructions:
- Dial the toll-free number: 1-877-820-7831
- Enter the participant passcode: 8646652#
Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications
Jean Cook, APR