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Welcome to the Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards Feedback Forum!

From June 15 through September 15, 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) sought public input on the state's English Language Arts and Mathematics standards through the Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards (MCCRS) Feedback Forum.

Academic standards define what Mississippi students are expected to learn at each grade level to graduate ready for success in college and career. How the standards are taught – the curriculum or methods and materials used – is decided at the local level, as it was with the previous standards.

The MCCRS Feedback Forum had two primary goals:

  1. To increase awareness and understanding of the Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.
  2. To receive actionable feedback on the standards as part of the MDE’s periodic review process of academic standards.

More than 1,300 people participated in the forum, generating more than 8,000 data points. The forum was widely publicized by the department and education partners, as well as in the media. About 47 percent of those who weighed in on the standards were teachers, about 17 percent were parents, 15 percent were administrators or school district staff, and about seven percent represented the community at-large.

Click on the subject link to view English Language Arts standards feedback or Mathematics standards feedback.

Teams of content experts, teachers from K-12 and postsecondary institutions, and parents worked with agency staff to review all of the feedback collected as part of the forum. These teams proposed revisions that have merit for improving the overall quality and appropriateness of the standards to promote college/career readiness for all students. The Mississippi Board of Education voted on Dec. 17, 2015, to start the APA process on the proposed changes. Following the APA process, the Board will vote on the proposed changes on Jan. 21, 2016. Any changes to the standards would not be implemented until the 2016-17 school year.

Click here to comment on proposed changes via the Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards Feedback Forum. Proposed changes can be found under the Find Revisions icon.  

Comments may also be mailed to the address below.

    Mississippi Department of Education
    MCCRS Feedback Forum
    Office of Elementary Education and Reading
    P.O. Box 771
    Jackson, MS, 39205

All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 12, 2016.

Please provide the following information about your interest in the standards.
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The standards in this application are arranged by subject and grade level. To respond to standards, click any standard's content with a plus sign to see lower levels of the standards document. You may respond to standards that have the Icon: Thumbs Up - I agree with the standard as written icon and the Icon: Thumbs Down - I disagree with the standard as written icon. To find particular standards to review, you may also search for a particular concept in the search bar. Proposed changes can be found under the Find Revisions icon.

If you are satisfied with the standard as written click the Icon: Thumbs Up - I agree with the standard as written icon; if you want to see a standard changed, click the Icon: Thumbs Down - I disagree with the standard as written icon and provide your suggestions. If you believe a new standard needs to be created type "NEW STANDARD:" and then your suggestion in the text box for the current standard that is most closely related. You may respond to one or more standards.

You may leave and come back to the MCCRS Feedback Forum at any time between now and January 12, 2016, but you will only be able to submit suggestions on a particular standard once per electronic device.

Thank you in advance for your interest in joining the MCCRS Feedback Forum and helping strengthen the Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics for all Mississippi public school students.

From December 18, 2015 through January 12, 2016, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) sought public input on proposed changes to the state's English Language Arts and Mathematics standards through the Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards (MCCRS) Feedback Forum.

Academic standards define what Mississippi students are expected to learn at each grade level to graduate ready for success in college and career. How the standards are taught – the curriculum or methods and materials used – is decided at the local level, as it was with previous standards.

View the listing of proposed changes to English Language Arts standards here.

View the listing of proposed changes to Mathematics standards here.

A standards review committee evaluated comments collected from a public forum on the standards in 2015. The standards review committee included 40 teachers, five administrators, six postsecondary faculty, two parents and seven specialists in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. The review committee meetings in September, October and November were facilitated by the Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit, Mississippi Department of Education staff, and the Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation (CSAI), which provides state education agencies with research support, technical assistance, tools, and other resources to help inform decisions about standards, assessment, and accountability. CSAI provided assistance to Kentucky, Arizona and Indiana when they reviewed their standards.

Final public comments will be presented to the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) for consideration, prior to the SBE’s vote on the standards revisions in January. Any changes to the standards would not be implemented until the 2016-17 school year.

The Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics have been taught in Mississippi classrooms since the 2011-12 school year.

For more information, see the standards review committee news release.

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