JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state Board of Education in Mississippi is easing some requirements because of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Third graders and high school students will still take state-mandated exams this semester but will not be penalized for poor performance.
Although schools will be assessed based on their performance, they will not be assigned new A through F “report card” grades this academic year.
The state board made the decisions Thursday. Schools will keep the report card grades they earned in the 2018-19 school year.
The school assessments were not done for 2019-20 because of the pandemic.