Alcorn school district gets ‘A’ rating for first time

The Alcorn County school distrct has been rated as an A district for the first time according to the Mississippi Department of Education.

The 2018-2019 ratings were unofficially released on Tuesday with a vote to certify them on Thursday.

According to the MDE:

The accountability system places an emphasis on the progress students make in ELA and Mathematics from year to year, particularly the lowest performing 25% of students, and factors in how well students perform on science tests in grades 5 and 8, and the progress that English Learners (EL) make toward achieving proficiency in the English language. Accountability grades for high schools and districts include the four-year graduation rate, student performance on Biology, U.S. History and ACT tests, and student participation and performance in advanced coursework such as Advanced Placement and dual credit/dual enrollment courses.

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