Report: Students didn’t graduate because of test scores | Schools
(WMC-TV) - A new report shows that Mississippi students’ scores on state tests are improving, but some are still struggling.
The report says more than 2,000 Mississippi students did not graduate this year because of their results on standardized tests. The number is down by about 10 percent or so this year.
The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, MS, reports that DeSoto County Schools had its fair share of problems.
The papers reports nearly three dozen students did not graduate because of those standardized tests. There are questions about why the problem persists though.
DeSoto County, like many in Mississippi, offers tutoring before, during and after school.
The district also has several programs offering more targeted help to struggling students and to catch students' academic weaknesses before they take the standardized tests.
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