The Department of Science, 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 the 2010 Science Framework and the transition to the 2018 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards (MSCCRS) for Science. The staff in the Department of Science 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 concerning the 2010 Science Framework, the new 2018 MSCCRS for Science, or any other services provided by the Department of Science, please contact Dr. Jackie Sampsell, K-12 Science Specialist, at or (601) 359-3461.

Professional Development Services 
District and school administrators may request on-site professional development by accessing our Regional Service Delivery Model using the link below:

Professional Development Staff
Tanjanikia McKinney, Science Professional Development Coordinator,

Math and Science Partnerships (MSP)

For more information about the MSP, please contact BoNita Harris, State MSP Director, or (601) 359-3461.

Math and Science Partnerships Program Overview

2010 Mississippi Science Framework
2010 Mississippi Science Framework

Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Science (2018)
MS CCRS for Science – Proposed DRAFT (2018)
MS CCRS for Science – A Short Introduction (presentation)
APA link for MS CCRS Feedback (Active January 20 – February 24, 2017)
How to Review the MS CCRS for Science on Electronic Feedback Forum

Mississippi Science Assessment Programs (MST2 and SATP2 Biology) Resources
Grade 5 and 8 Assessments
Biology I SATP

Instructional Resources
Sample Instructional Strategies for Grades 5, 8, and Biology I
Science Safety

Science Fair
Mississippi State Science & Engineering Fairs
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)

Organizations and Awards
Professional Organizations
Presidential Awards

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