Mississippi

Science Performance

How students performed on the end-of-year Science assessment (grades 5 and 8) or the end-of-course Biology I assessment (high school) determines how proficient the student is in the subject area.

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.

Science Performance Overview

Level 1
Minimal
Level 2
Basic
Level 3
Passing
Level 4
Proficient
Level 5
Advanced

Mississippi

Science Performance by Subgroup

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Level 1
Minimal
Level 2
Basic
Level 3
Passing
Level 4
Proficient
Level 5
Advanced

All

Female

Male

Hispanic or Latino

Alaskan Native or Native American

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Black or African American

Two or More Races

Students with Disabilities

Students without Disabilities

English Learners

Military Connected

Homeless

Economically Disadvantaged

Non Economically Disadvantaged

Migrant

Non English Learners

Foster Care

Science Performance Data

All

  • Level 1 11.0%
  • Level 2 12.4%
  • Level 3 22.5%
  • Level 4 34.7%
  • Level 5 19.4%

Female

  • Level 1 9.6%
  • Level 2 12.6%
  • Level 3 23.2%
  • Level 4 36.1%
  • Level 5 18.6%

Male

  • Level 1 12.4%
  • Level 2 12.3%
  • Level 3 21.8%
  • Level 4 33.3%
  • Level 5 20.2%

Hispanic or Latino

  • Level 1 13.8%
  • Level 2 12.5%
  • Level 3 21.5%
  • Level 4 34.7%
  • Level 5 17.5%

Alaskan Native or Native American

  • Level 1 8.3%
  • Level 2 12.5%
  • Level 3 22.1%
  • Level 4 35.4%
  • Level 5 21.7%

White

  • Level 1 0-10%
  • Level 2 0-10%
  • Level 3 11-20%
  • Level 4 41-50%
  • Level 5 31-40%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

  • Level 1 0-10%
  • Level 2 0-10%
  • Level 3 11-20%
  • Level 4 31-40%
  • Level 5 31-40%

Asian

  • Level 1 0-10%
  • Level 2 0-10%
  • Level 3 11-20%
  • Level 4 31-40%
  • Level 5 41-50%

Black or African American

  • Level 1 16.7%
  • Level 2 17.7%
  • Level 3 27.5%
  • Level 4 29.2%
  • Level 5 8.9%

Two or More Races

  • Level 1 6.7%
  • Level 2 9.0%
  • Level 3 19.4%
  • Level 4 39.2%
  • Level 5 25.8%

Students with Disabilities

  • Level 1 29.1%
  • Level 2 22.2%
  • Level 3 26.9%
  • Level 4 16.7%
  • Level 5 5.1%

Students without Disabilities

  • Level 1 8.1%
  • Level 2 10.9%
  • Level 3 21.7%
  • Level 4 37.6%
  • Level 5 21.7%

English Learners

  • Level 1 27.8%
  • Level 2 20.8%
  • Level 3 25.2%
  • Level 4 20.7%
  • Level 5 5.4%

Military Connected

  • Level 1 0-10%
  • Level 2 0-10%
  • Level 3 11-20%
  • Level 4 31-40%
  • Level 5 31-40%

Homeless

  • Level 1 20.6%
  • Level 2 18.1%
  • Level 3 25.2%
  • Level 4 26.6%
  • Level 5 9.6%

Economically Disadvantaged

  • Level 1 13.4%
  • Level 2 14.9%
  • Level 3 25.3%
  • Level 4 32.8%
  • Level 5 13.7%

Non Economically Disadvantaged

  • Level 1 0-10%
  • Level 2 0-10%
  • Level 3 11-20%
  • Level 4 31-40%
  • Level 5 31-40%

Migrant

  • Level 1 41-50%
  • Level 2 0-10%
  • Level 3 11-20%
  • Level 4 21-30%
  • Level 5 0-10%

Non English Learners

  • Level 1 10.6%
  • Level 2 12.3%
  • Level 3 22.4%
  • Level 4 35.0%
  • Level 5 19.7%

Foster Care

  • Level 1 15.8%
  • Level 2 16.3%
  • Level 3 27.0%
  • Level 4 30.2%
  • Level 5 10.7%

Mississippi Department of Education

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

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Last updated 09/29/2022