English Language Arts

The Office of English Language Arts (ELA), as part of the Office of Elementary Education and Reading and the Office of Secondary Education, is responsible for providing support to teachers and schools throughout the state in the implementation of Mississippi’s College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for English Language Arts. The staff in the Office of English Language Arts develops resources for teachers, delivers statewide and school-based professional development, and supports schools in the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

For more information on the services provided by the Office of English Language Arts, please contact Dr. Marla Davis, Bureau Director, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, at (601) 359-3461 or via email at

Professional Development Services

To request professional development, please click the link below:

Professional Development Staff

Ashley Kazery, Professional Development Coordinator,

Mississippi’s College and Career Readiness Standards for English Language Arts

Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) Resources for English Language Arts

Instructional Resources

Tools for Close Reading

Graphic Organizers for MS CCRS for ELA

Professional Organizations

Additional Resources

ELA Resources for Parents


  • EdReports (free reviews of K-12 instructional materials focus on alignment to college and career-ready standards and other indicators of high quality as recommended by educators across the country.)

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