Vision Statement

Mississippi Department of Education’s vision is to create a world-class educational system that gives students the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and the workforce and to flourish as parents and citizens.

In 2019, Mississippi students were ranked #1 for gains in fourth-grade reading and math in the country. 

This is huge. We must continue to build on this momentum.

How do we get even better?

We must ensure all our students and teachers have access to the best materials, aligned to Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards, so Mississippi teachers can give every Mississippi student a great education–no matter at what level they start. We provide resources, tools, and a list of materials reviewed and adopted by the Mississippi Department of Education, all in one place!

We know every district has a different selection process.

This website is designed to help administrators and teachers understand how materials selection and adoption might happen at the local level. 

Why choose high-quality instructional materials?

Many schools do not provide teachers with instructional materials that meet student needs, and teachers must fill the gaps. 

73% of U.S. teachers say they use materials found online more than they use hardcover textbooks. More than 93% of teachers report frequently using their own or locally developed materials. Searching for supplemental materials can be exhausting, given the vast amount of content available online and the wide range of quality.

We hope these resources increase

  • the use of high-quality instructional materials in Mississippi classrooms and
  • the number of teachers receiving professional development that improves their knowledge and ability to use high-quality instructional materials.

The Evidence

Over the past couple of years, research dedicated to the importance of high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials has grown. With the help of Nebraska’s Instructional Materials Collaboration, we have organized this research for teachers’ use. We believe the research demonstrates that when teachers have great instructional materials, they can focus their energy on inspiring students to learn.

Dedicated to HQIM

Mississippi is working in close partnership with the twelve-state Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Instructional Materials and Professional Development Network. We’re helping teachers increase districts’ adoption and use of high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials.