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APA Process 

On October 19, 2017, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Process to revise the 2017 Mississippi Testing Accommodations Manual and make those proposed revisions temporary rules.

  • Appendix A – added to clarify read-aloud accommodations for the English II Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP)
  • Appendix B – added to clarify extended time accommodations for students with an official diagnosis of dyslexia for all statewide assessments

Please submit written comments to Vincent Segalini, Office of Student Assessment, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (vbarton@mdek12.org).

All comments must be received in the Office of Student Assessment no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017. APA Comments will be presented to the board on January 18, 2018.

On October 19, 2017, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Process to revise the following language in State Board Policies Chapter 14, Rules 14.6, 14.6.1, and 14.10.

  • Rule 14.6 Commission, Hearings and Appeals – revise statutory language and provide clarification to the policy
  • Rule 14.6.1  Rules for Procedure for Disciplinary Hearings by the Licensure Commission – revise statutory language and duplications, and time frames to schedule hearings and request continuances
  • Rule 14.10 Reporting Infractions, Procedures for Reporting Infraction Under Miss. Code 37-3-2 – revise statutory language and language on the type of reports to be submitted and expanded on for all allegations, infractions and/or offenses cited in the MS Code of 1972 Annotated

Please submit written comments to Cory Murphy, Office of Educator Licensure, 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 by fax at 601-359-2778.

All comments must be received in the Office of Educator Licensure no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2017. APA Comments will be presented to the board on December 14, 2017.

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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