Nation’s Report Card Shows Improvement in Mississippi

Nation’s Report Card Shows Improvement in Mississippi


NATION’S EDUCATION REPORT CARD HAS SHOWN WHERE OUR STATES ARE.. AND WHERE THEY SHOULD GO…GIVING AMERICAN PARENTS, TEACHERS AND LEADERS A DETAILED PICTURE OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. TODAY THAT REPORT CARD CAME OUT. WHILE THE OVERALL FINDINGS ARE BLEAK…THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WERE THE ONLY ONES THAT SAW IMPROVEMENTS. BETSY DEVOS, U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION 13:22:08:18 “OUR NATION’S REPORT CARD SHOWS THAT TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICAN STUDENTS CAN’T READ AT GRADE LEVEL. 2 OUT OF 3 AND ONLY MISSISSIPPI AND DC SAW IMPROVEMENTS THIS YEAR. MISSISSIPPI …ON THE NATIONAL STAGE FOR IMPROVING READING SCORES. AND THAT’S NOT ALL. 12:53:42:25 DR. PEGGY CARR, ASSOC. COMMISSIONER, NATIONAL CTR FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS “MISSISSIPPI WAS THE ONLY STATE TO IMPROVE IN GRADE 8 READING AND ALSO INCREASED BOTH GRADE LEVELS IN MATHMATICS. IN 2019, THEIR SCORES ARE THE HIGHEST. THEIR SCORES ARE NO LONGER BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE AT GRADE 4 IN EITHER SUBJECT. THEY ARE COMPARABLE TO THE NATION.” IT’S GREAT NEWS FOR A STATE THAT CONSTANTLY FINDS ITSELF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TOTEM POLE WHEN IT COMES TO EDUCATION. MISSISSIPPI STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION…DR. CAREY WRIGHT WAS IN WASHINGTON TODAY FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT. SHE SAYS HER TEAM APPROACHED THE MISSION TO IMPROVE WITH A VENGENCE…AND WITH A VERY STRATEGIC WAY OF BUILDING UP THE CAPACITY OF MISSISSIPPI TEACHERS. 14:08:05:16 DR. CAREY WRIGHT, MS STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION “I THINK THERE ARE SOME TEACHERS THAT HAVE MORE SKILLS AT IT INTITIALLY THAN OTHERS, BUT WE’VE GOT TO BUILD A TEACHER CAPACITY IN ORDER TO MEET THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN. BECAUSE WE ARE, I’M A FIRM BELIEVER, AND I’VE SAID THIS MY ENTIRE CAREER, I SAY ALL MEANS ALL. WE DO BELIEVE ALL CHILDREN ARE CAPABLE OF LEARNING, REGARDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCES. AND IT’S ON US AS EDUCATORS TO MAKE THAT SCHOOL DAY THE BEST IT CAN POSSIBLY BE.” MEL: AGAIN, GREAT NEWS FOR MISSISSIPPI. HOWEVER, OVERALL..EDUCA TION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS SAID TODAY THAT AMERICA HAS A STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT CRISIS AND THAT THE NATION’S EDUCATION REPORT CARD NUMBERS ARE A REASON FOR

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