Student Assessment/Accountability

The Student Assessment department oversees and facilitates the administration of the statewide assessment program. The statewide assessment program includes the Mississippi Assessment Program for math and ELA (MAP and MAP-A), the Subject Area Testing Program for science and social studies (SATP2), the Mississippi Science Test for grades 5 and 8 (MST2), the ACT for all juniors, the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2),  and LAS Links, the English Language Proficiency Test.

In addition to the high stakes tests, the MS CPAS2 Assessment for vocational students and the NAEP Assessment are administered to students.  Additionally, the departments of curriculum and assessment conduct analysis of test data and its effect on district and school accreditation and to ensure the district follows the regulations of the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates.  To best serve student learning, assessment must be integrated with curriculum and instruction.

State test scores and student growth from year to year determine the Accountability ratings of the district and the schools.  This department disseminates information on test scores and coordinates appeals for each component of the Mississippi Public Accountability System.
Sharon Grasha

Sharon Grasha, District Test Coordinator (DTC)

District Testing Coordinator
B.S. – USM
M. Ed. – USM
AA – Administration

District Testing Staff

Angela Manning

Angela Manning

Assistant District Testing Coordinator
Grace Pugh

Grace Pugh

Testing Assistant


The Office of Student Assessment has updated the Assessment Blueprints and Interpretive Guides for the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) for the Grades 3-8 and HS assessments for Mathematics and English Language Arts.   You may access them by clicking on the link here or by reviewing the Office of Student Assessment page located at

If you have any questions related to the MAP Assessment Blueprints or Interpretive Guides, please contact staff in the Office of Student Assessment.  

Report Card for District.pdf  
ACT Calculator Policy 2017.pdf  
MDE OSA Certification of Principal 2017.pdf  
OSA Spring Test Security Training Sign-In.pdf  
OSA Spring Test Security Training Sign-In - Schools.pdf  
Secure Storage Log - School.pdf  
Senate Bill 2258 Summary.pdf  
Consequences of Testing Misconduct.pdf  
Appendix F 2016.pdf  
EOC Graduation Options Guide (January 2017)  
MS Cumulative Folders and Permanent Records Manual 1  
Revised Business Rules  
State Test Results  
STATE TESTING 2016: Chart of Testing Vendors  
Secure Storage Access Form 2016-2017  
Prohibition of Electronic Device Form  
Testing Irregularity Form  
Shredding Form  

MAP Practice Test

MAP Practice Test (Must use Chrome to open.)

SATP2 Practice Tests

SATP2 Practice Tests

Graduation Options

Graduation Options SATP and SATP2  
Graduation Options-MAP-2016  

Test Security Hotline:


Jones County School District | 5204 Hwy. 11 N, | Ellisville, MS 39437 | Phone: (601) 649-5201 | Fax: (601) 649-1613

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