The Mississippi Statewide Accountability System rates schools and school districts with the letter grades A, B, C, D, and F. The 2013-14 school year was the first year the state assigned letter grades using a new accountability model that meets both state and federal reporting requirements.
Key differences in the new accountability model:
- The new model emphasizes student growth, particularly the lowest performing 25% of students.
- The previous system calculated student growth using a prediction equation. Now, students meet growth if their scores improve from one proficiency level to the next, or move sufficiently within the lower proficiency levels.
- The previous system included a “completion index” for the 12thgrade score, which gave schools partial credit for GED completers and other types of non-traditional diplomas. These students do not accumulate credit in the new system, per state statute. The federally approved 4-year graduation rate is now used.
Accountability Results: Based on 2014-2015 School Year