Annual poll of education performance ranks Mississippi 48th

Mississippi ranked 48th — ahead of only Idaho, Nevada, and South Dakota — in an annual ranking of states’ educational performance and policy.

Quality Counts 2013, released by the weekly newspaper Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, grades states on a variety of indicators, including school spending, overall student performance, and college readiness.

It didn’t come as a surprise to most policy makers and educators that Mississippi posted one of the nation’s lowest overall scores, a C-minus, or 71 on a 100-point scale. As the Hechinger Report has reported this school year, Mississippi routinely rates low when it comes to child welfare and education indicators, despite some promising programs and pockets of success.

Mississippi fared particularly poorly in three categories: K-12 achievement, support capacity for teachers, and education spending. However, the state earned an A for its standards and accountability structures, which include issuing annual letter grades to school districts. Districts that repeatedly perform poorly can be taken over by the state.

Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York were the top three rated states in the annual survey.

POSTED BY ON January 10, 2013

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Arnold Ruff

Why do our elected officials never talk about the foundation for Education? Grades from 1 to 12, and parents that help from birth. Grades 1 to 6 or 8 with out electronics. They must use their own heads first. The dumb get dumber! Twitter can not replace spelling and reading comprehension and basic math. STOP 3rd World Education in the USA!!!!
Thank you for your out standing help and info.

Arnold Ruff

You can share my comments any time, as we must wake up parents to their children’s future and our fading country! We are 5 generations behind!


Why are they focusing on Mississippi? Wouldn’t it seem like the other three worse states need to be examined?

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