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Improving Schools in Mississippi Research Alliance

The goal of the Improving Schools in Mississippi Research Alliance is to form a professional learning community to address school improvement, especially in rural districts. The alliance membership includes superintendents, district program directors, and school leaders from five rural school districts; faculty members from four universities; and program managers at the Mississippi Department of Education.

Improving Schools in Mississippi Research Alliance members participating at an alliance meeting

Improving Schools in Mississippi Research Alliance members participating at an alliance meeting in May 2014.

Alliance Work

Research Questions
  • What evidence do these schools have to support their continued improvement?
  • How are principals in alternative schools being evaluated?
  • Which MS schools perform higher than expected on MCT2 given the schools' demographics?
  • Which MS schools have higher than expected percentage of students meeting graduation requirements?
  • How do demographically similar MS schools compare to one another on student achievement?
Products

Strategies for Improving Low-Performing Schools: A Search Tool

 

Geographical Areas Served

Mississippi, schools in the Delta region

Member Organizations

Contact Information

Trudy Hensley
thensley@rmcres.com
(813) 915-0010