Data & Accountability Overview

  • Mission Statement

    Our mission is to provide accurate, relevant, and concise feedback, to support strategic, data-driven decision-making, district-wide. Because valid, and reliable data is an essential ingredient to foster and support holistic growth and sustainability, our goal is to research, collect, analyze, disseminate, and distribute quality and timely data using best practices. 

    The Department of Research and Accountability strives to:

     District and Key Stakeholder Level:

    • Systematically compile, disaggregate, and generate accurate and reliable evidence-based, warehoused data for timely distribution.
    • Collaborate with district staff and key stakeholders to formulate, develop, implement and evaluate assessment and accountability programs.

    School Level:

    • Support school leaders and educators by providing evidence-based assessments and program feedback with training, for strategic planning and informed decision-making pivotal for overall campus-wide and student growth.  
    • Provide campus leaders with guidance for implementing the Mississippi Professional Growth System accountability model.

Contact Information

  • 662 South President Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    Phone: (601) 960-8850
    Fax: (601) 973-8680

    Contact Data & Accountability

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Latoya Blackshear
    Director

    Jimmy Coleman
    System Analyst

    Tracie Bryant
    Research Analyst 

Last Modified on August 10, 2021