How Mississippi made some of the biggest leaps in national test scores
The Hechinger Report
NOVEMBER 19, 2018
Chamber of Commerce report released that year highlighted a 71-point gap between the percentage of fourth-grade students who scored proficient or above on the state’s reading exam in 2005 and those who scored proficient or above on the 2005 NAEP reading exam. Between 2005 and 2017, Mississippi increased its scores in all grade and subject areas of the national exam. State officials say there were gaps in previous academic standards when compared to testing expectations.