January 22, 2021
“This year’s statewide assessments will provide valuable information about the impact of COVID-19 on learning and will help identify where accelerated learning opportunities for students are most needed,” state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright (pictured) said in a news release. “The policy suspensions are intended to support schools through this intensely challenging year for educators and students." Photo by Imani Khayyam
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Because of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Mississippi third graders and high school students will still take state-mandated exams this semester but will not be penalized for poor performance.