Mississippi Department of Education     1999 Annual Report
The Mississippi Assessment System
Subject Area Assessment Component


This program consists of three assessments developed for the Mississippi Department of Education; these assessments measure student performance in Algebra I, U. S. History from 1877, and Biology I. 34,479 students were tested in Algebra I during the 1997-98 school year, and 27,738 students took the U. S. History from 1877 test. The Biology I test was piloted in 1996-97 and 35,485 students were tested in the first "live" administration during the 1997-98 school year. Improved student test scores reflect changing instructional strategies designed to make a connection between academic instruction and "real world" activities.


Type of Assessment

Assessment Administration

Implementation Schedule


Use of Data

Revised 7/98
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