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Mississippi high school juniors’ spring 2023 ACT results released

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  Nov. 9, 2023

Mississippi high school juniors’ spring 2023 ACT results released

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has released ACT results of all public high school juniors who took the test during the spring 2023 statewide administration. Mississippi is one of 16 states that administers the ACT for free to high school juniors.

State Board of Education Releases State Superintendent Search Survey Results

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For Immediate Release: Oct. 20, 2023

State Board of Education Releases State Superintendent Search Survey Results

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) today released the results of its survey of members of the public about the qualities and priorities they believe the next state superintendent of education should have to help ensure every student in Mississippi graduates from high school prepared for success in college, career and life.

MDE announces members of State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council for 2023-24

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For Immediate Release:  Oct. 2, 2023

MDE announces members of State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council for 2023-24

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today the members of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) for 2023-24. The council includes students in grades 11-12 and first year of college.

Chronic absenteeism rate decreases to 23.9% for Mississippi school districts in 2022-23

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For Immediate Release:  Sept. 26, 2023

Chronic absenteeism rate decreases to 23.9% for Mississippi school districts in 2022-23

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has released the most recent school and district chronic absence data report, which shows 23.9% of Mississippi public school students were chronically absent in 2022-23, a decrease from 28% in 2021-22.

Advanced Placement (AP) participation and achievement increase among Mississippi students for 2022-23

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For Immediate Release:  Sept. 25, 2023

Advanced Placement (AP) participation and achievement increase among Mississippi students for 2022-23

JACKSON, Miss. – During the 2022-23 school year, the number of Mississippi students taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams reached a record high of 12,044 public school students taking 16,983 AP exams, with a record high of 5,860 exams earning a qualifying score.

Three Mississippi schools named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools

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For Immediate Release:  Sept. 19, 2023

Three Mississippi schools named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools

JACKSON, Miss. – Today, three schools in Mississippi were among the 353 schools across the nation named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023 by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

MDE invalidates 934 state assessment results following investigation

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 6, 2023

MDE invalidates 934 state assessment results following investigation

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has invalidated 934 spring 2023 state assessment results after an investigation of testing irregularities in five districts and 12 schools. The invalidated tests represent less than two-tenths of 1% of the 578,515 tests administered in spring 2023. Tests results were invalidated in a portion of tests in the following schools, grades and subjects:

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