How Mississippi made some of the biggest leaps in national test scores
The Hechinger Report
NOVEMBER 19, 2018
The wake-up call came in 2007. Since 2007, Mississippi has attempted to raise the bar for students; as a result, the state has succeeded in posting some of the greatest score increases on the NAEP , according to a new report by the National Assessment Governing Board, which examines the steps Mississippi took to go from flailing to becoming a leader in NAEP score improvement. State officials say there were gaps in previous academic standards when compared to testing expectations.