2015 Accountability Information
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
Key differences in the new accountability model:
The new model emphasizes student growth, particularly the lowest performing 25%
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.