Desoto County School District

Alternate Assessment Participation

Accountability Data

The Mississippi Statewide Accountability System is a single “A” through “F” school and district accountability system. Click any chart to get detailed information on the measure.

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COVID-19 pandemic disruptions continue to be reflected in 2021-2022 accountability data, particularly growth data. Growth calculations for some high school students required measuring growth from the 2018-2019 school year, and overall student performance on assessments improved since the first full year of pandemic-era schooling in 2020-2021. Additionally, students did not have to pass end-of-course high school assessments in 2020-2021, which affected the 2021-22 graduation rate.

Alternate Assessment Participation

The percent of students in Mississippi public schools who participated in the yearly statewide alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Goal: <1%

Math Alternate Participation

Grade 3

0.5%

All

0.9%

Grade 4

1.2%

Grade 5

1.0%

Grade 6

1.1%

Grade 7

0.7%

Grade 8

0.9%

Grade 10

0.8%

Percent of all students completing the annual statewide math or Algebra I alternate assessment.

English Alternate Participation

All

0.9%

Grade 3

0.5%

Grade 4

1.2%

Grade 5

1.0%

Grade 6

1.1%

Grade 7

0.7%

Grade 8

0.9%

Grade 10

1.2%

Percent of all students completing the annual statewide ELA or English II alternate assessment.

Science Alternate Participation

All

1.0%

Grade 5

1.0%

Grade 8

0.9%

Grade 10

1.2%

Percent of all students completing the annual statewide science or Biology I alternate assessment.

Alternate Assessments

Math Alternate Participation Number

  • Grade 3 13
  • All 162
  • Grade 4 31
  • Grade 5 25
  • Grade 6 30
  • Grade 7 20
  • Grade 8 25
  • HS 18

Science Alternate Participation Number

  • All 83
  • Grade 5 25
  • Grade 8 25
  • HS 33

English Alternate Participation Number

  • All 177
  • Grade 3 13
  • Grade 4 31
  • Grade 5 25
  • Grade 6 30
  • Grade 7 20
  • Grade 8 25
  • HS 33

Math Alternate Participation %

  • Grade 3 0.5%
  • All 0.9%
  • Grade 4 1.2%
  • Grade 5 1.0%
  • Grade 6 1.1%
  • Grade 7 0.7%
  • Grade 8 0.9%
  • HS 0.8%

Science Alternate Participation %

  • All 1.0%
  • Grade 5 1.0%
  • Grade 8 0.9%
  • HS 1.2%

English Alternate Participation %

  • All 0.9%
  • Grade 3 0.5%
  • Grade 4 1.2%
  • Grade 5 1.0%
  • Grade 6 1.1%
  • Grade 7 0.7%
  • Grade 8 0.9%
  • HS 1.2%

Mississippi Department of Education

PO Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3513

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Last updated 02/16/2024