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APA Process 

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Mississippi Seeks Public Comment on Revised Learning Goals for Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for Science

On April 19, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the following curriculum framework: 

·        2018 Mississippi Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for Science (MS AAAS for Science)

The approved curriculum will be implemented during the 2018-2019 school year. The alternate academic achievement standards are designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities and are aligned with the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Science and provide K-12 special education teachers with a basis for lesson plan development and instructional delivery.

The curriculum can be found at http://mdek12.org/docs/special-education library/ms_aaas_science_4_2_18_final_draft_20180420.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Please note you may submit written comments to Bobby Richardson, Office of Special Education via email at altsciencestandardscomments@mdek12.org or regular mail to 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39201, on or before 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2018.

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Mississippi Seeks Public Comment on Revised Learning Goals for Social Studies

On March 21, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the following curriculum framework: 

  • 2018 MS College and Career Readiness Standards for the Social Studies

The approved curriculum will be disseminated for piloting in the 2018-19 school year, and implementation in 2019-2020 school year. All curricula standards are designed to provide an instructional foundation that can be used to develop localized instructional management plans and course syllabi for courses in the area of social studies.  

The curriculum can be found at http://www.mdek12.org/docs/secondary-education/2018-mississippi-ccr-social-studies-standards_20180223.pdf?sfvrsn=2. Please note you may submit written comments to Jennifer Nance, Office of Secondary Education or via email at Jennifer.nance@mdek12.org or regular mail to 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39201, on or before 5:00 p.m., April 25, 2018.

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Guidelines and Clarification of Requirements for Issuance of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Licenses
              

Office of Teaching and Leading
Office of Secondary Education

On January 18, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish and revise CTE licensure guidelines and endorsement codes as approved by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development. 

The Office of Secondary Education requested the approval to make the revisions below.

    1. I. Endorsement Code – 987 Career Pathway: Digital Media Technology 
      • To remove an occupational competency requirement. The competency has been removed from the curriculum.
    2. II. Special Notes Page
      • To revise special notes for clarification of guidelines
    3. III. Career Pathway: Aquaculture
      • Aquaculture technology is an instructional program designed to prepare students to enter occupations related to the field. Upon completion of the two-year program, graduates may become employed at the entry level or further pursue the field through a postsecondary program. The concepts taught in this program include aquatic animals and plants, basic water management, hatchery and culture methods, and aquatic farm management. Industry standards were adapted from the Career Cluster Resources for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, which is copyrighted by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education.
      • The curricula and courses for this program of study are undergoing revisions and updates.  Licensure requirements have been modified to align with programs of study revisions.  A primary change for all applicants is completion of a required program of study certification.

Please submit written comments to Dr. Cory Murphy, Office of Teaching and Leading, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (licensure@mdek12.org) or fax 601-359-2778.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Teaching and Leading no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 25, 2018. APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on March 15, 2018.

APA Listserv Signup

Section 25-43-3.103 of the Mississippi Code provides requirements for proper filing with the Secretary of State for publication in the Administrative Bulletin.  Beginning March 1, 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will no longer provide courtesy notification of APA submissions.  In order to receive notice of Board approved APA filings, all interested parties will need to make an official request to the MDE by registering your email address with the MDE APA listserv.  Only those who have properly registered will receive notice of agency APA submissions within three (3) days after proper filing with the Secretary of State’s Office.

To sign up for the APA Listserv notifications, click the link below:

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