Mississippi College & Career Readiness Standards
About Mississippi College- and-Career-Ready Standards
What are Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards (MCCRS)?
The Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit-bearing entry courses in two-year or four-year college programs or enter the workforce. The standards ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school, and they put students on a level playing field regardless of their ZIP code.
Why Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards?
Timeline of MCCRS transition:
Development of MCCRS began through the work of higher education officials, employers, and the best research available to determine what students need to be college and career ready. In May 2013, the Mississippi Board of Education set a state accountability and assessment transitional timeline.
Standards were developed for each grade level to prepare students to meet expectations by graduation. These standards lead to proficiency in English-language arts and mathematics for each grade level to prepare students to meet expectations by graduation. These standards lead to proficiency in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12.