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Mississippi Department of Education Changing School Rating System

Good afternoon,

 

I wanted to take today – report card day – to share with you some changes our state department has made to the upcoming school report card. As you listen to the news every year our state is making adjustments and changes to our accountability system. This system is the one that assigns grades to our schools and districts. This past year I cannot tell you how proud we were to earn a B at Brookhaven High School. Our staff and students worked incredibly hard and not only earned a B but were well into the B category!

 

The state has decided to re-write what it takes to make a grade for this year.  Below are the changes put in place. This data is available on the Mississippi Department of Education website.

 

CHANGES FOR HIGH SCHOOL SCORES: High Schools had the most dramatic change in their requirements.

GRADES FOR HIGH SCHOOLS

2016-17 grades

2017-18

CHANGES

A

738 or higher

787 or higher

INCREASED 49 points

B

626-737

679 – 786

INCREASED 53 points

C

552-625

612-678

INCREASED 60 points

D

470-551

547-611

INCREASED 77 points

F

Less than 470

Less than 547

INCREASED 77 points

 

Using the exact same data we earned from last year we would be C in the “new” system. I just wanted you all to be aware that our staff and students are continuing to work hard but the bar is always on the move. I appreciate the opportunity to work with each of you every day and look forward to working together to keep BHS moving forward.

 

CHANGES FOR ELEMENTARY SCORES:

GRADES FOR ELEM SCHOOLS

2016-17 grades

2017-18

CHANGES

A

455 or higher

442 or higher

DECREASED 13 points

B

385-454

377-441

DECREASED 8 points

C

330-384

328-376

DECREASED 2 points

D

277-329

269-327

DECREASED 8 points

F

Less than 277

Less than 269

DECREASED 8 points

 

 

CHANGES FOR DISTRICT SCORES:

GRADES FOR ELEM SCHOOLS

2016-17 grades

2017-18

CHANGES

A

672 or higher

668 or higher

DECREASED 4 points

B

588-671

599-667

INCREASED 11 points

C

523-587

536-598

INCREASED 13 points

D

464-522

489-535

INCREASED 25 points

F

Less than 464

Less than 489

INCREASED 25 points