Schools spotlighted for achievements
Local schools from the Tunica County School District has been recognized at the recent statewide conference of the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools (PREPS) for being named as a Value Added School. Over 1,000 Mississippi schools’ assessment results were recorded on the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System for 2011-2012. The PREPS value-added analysis resulted in 479 schools (364 for assessment results and 115 for QDI) statewide designated as value-added schools. Of these schools, 391 are members of PREPS, and these 391 are the 2012* PREPS Value Added Award recipients. The awards were presented during the 2013 PREPS/MAPE Conference, February 20-21, 2013, at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson, MS. Over 500 educators and business leaders were present the Value Added and Special Awards Ceremony.