Mississippi State Superintendent Testifies Before Congress

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State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright told members of the U.S. House of Representative evidenced based research is the key to success in the classroom and in the jobs market.

Wright touted advances made in the state’s early childhood education program noting data was the key to progress. The Superintendent says statistics gleaned from the study took the state’s early childhood program to the highest national standards possible in less than four years.

The longitudinal study, conducted by Mississippi State University, is called Life Tracks. The numbers from the study are then used to make more informed policy decisions.

“In fact, we are changing the trajectory in education for every child in our state. every indicator we measure is on the rise, including for those students who have been traditionally underserved. we know this because we’ve been monitoring the progress of every single student in every single subgroup,” said Wright.

Wrights says she believes those gains in the classroom are the key to student success in the workforce.

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