ERIC Number: ED467660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2001.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
This report provides a detailed overview of public-school accreditation in Mississippi. It opens with a short history of accreditation, which began in the 1890s. Early efforts were organized around the University of Mississippi, which had formulated programs of study that would prepare high-school students for college. These efforts evolved into a state board of education that was given the power and authority to prescribe the standards and procedures for the accreditation of schools. The report explores the current accreditation policies of the state board of education, as well as its administrative policies, such as membership, appointment, terms of office, duties, officers, meetings, expenses, and staff. Accreditation standards are discussed next, followed by a description of the district accreditation policy. Included in this description are details on assignment of statuses, process standards, accreditation statuses, and notification of deficiencies after assignment of status. Further details are given on the school-performance classification policy, such as assignment of classifications, performance standards, and priority schools. Other parts of the policy that are addressed are monitoring procedures, which includes evaluations and audits; hearing and appeal procedures; process standards; and developing school-performance standards. Appendices list graduation requirements and other information. (Contains a glossary.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, State Standards
Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School, P.O. Box 771, 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39205. Tel: 601-359-3513; Web site: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/. For full text: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/accred/mpsas.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi