Mississippi Board of Education chairman Dr. John R. Kelly today unveiled the Board’s 5-year Strategic Plan for 2016-2020, which sets the road map for changing the trajectory of public education in Mississippi.
The plan details five goals to improve educational outcomes for every public school student in the state.
“We must commit to bold and brave policy decisions in order to lift Mississippi from the bottom nationally in education,” Kelly said. “What is in the best interests of all students guided every aspect of this plan.”
The plans five goals include:
1. All students are proficient and show growth in all assessed areas
2. Every student graduates high school and is ready for college and career
3. Every child has access to a high-quality early childhood education program
4. Every school has effective teachers and leaders
5. Every community effectively uses a world-class data system to improve student outcomes
The 5-year plan builds upon the Board’s existing priorities of improving literacy, particularly among K-3 students, reducing the dropout rate and improving overall student proficiency. Embedded in the plan is the Board’s full commitment to maintaining Mississippi’s College- and Career-Ready Standards.