Covering education: The annual school test score stories

September 20, 2013

In class Monday, we will be talking about education coverage. Here are some resources we’ll use in class.

Mississippi just released the state test scores for 2012. Here’s the link to the state’s searchable database.

Here’s are some examples of stories area newspaper did on the test scores:


Sun Herald (Story by USM graduate Mary Margaret Halford, who took this class last year.) Sidebard with quality-distribution index by district.

Clarion Ledger offers a searchable database along with a traditional story.

Natchez Democrat.


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