2014 Mississippi Code
Title 37 - EDUCATION
Chapter 177 - LITERACY-BASED PROMOTION ACT
§ 37-177-17 - Annual report regarding student progression and student retention and promotion
(1) Within thirty (30) days of final State Board of Education approval of state accountability results, the school board of each school district must publish, in a newspaper having a general circulation within the school district, and report to the State Board of Education and the Mississippi Reading Panel the following information relating to the preceding school year:
(a) The provisions of this chapter relating to public school student progression and the school district's policies and procedures on student retention and promotion;
(b) By grade, the number and percentage of all students performing at each level of competency on the reading and math portion of the annual state accountability system and the number and percentage of students given an approved alternative standardized reading assessment and the percentage of these students performing at each competency level on said alternative standardized assessment;
(c) By grade, the number and percentage of all students retained in Kindergarten through Grade 8;
(d) Information on the total number and percentage of students who were promoted for good cause, by each category of good cause described in Section 37-177-11; and
(e) Any revisions to the school board's policy on student retention and promotion from the prior school year.
(2) The State Department of Education shall establish a uniform format for school districts to report the information required in subsection (1) of this section. The format must be developed with input from school boards and must be provided no later than ninety (90) days before the annual due date of the information. The department shall compile annually the required district information, along with state-level summary information, and report the information to the Governor, Senate, House of Representatives and general public.
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