Mississippi Department of Education, Percent Student Poverty Rate (2006) and School District Accountability Status (2009-2010)


Last Updated: March 26, 2010
 

This article appeared in the March 2010 Rural Policy Matters.

Mississippi Percent Student Poverty Rate and School District Accountability Status

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Student achievement is highly correlated with poverty, and poorer school districts are more likely to be sanctioned in state accountability systems. This map illustrates this pattern in the state of Mississippi. Graph provided courtesy of Southern Echo (www.southernecho.org).

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