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MDE to Announce Results, Provide Details on Mississippi Students’ Performance on the 2015 National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP)

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#

Media Contact: 
Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications

Jean Cook, APR
Communications Specialist