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By Jeff Amy 

Mississippi school plan seeks to double proficiency levels

 


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state Board of Education wants 70 percent of all students to perform proficiently on standardized tests under a new plan to comply with federal education legislation.

The state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act sets a goal of more than doubling the share of students showing mastery in math and science within eight years, and eliminating the current gap between African-American and white students.

Mississippi students historically have performed among the worst in the nation, although the state has shown some progress in recent years. However, stud...



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