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                               Student Assessment Staff
 

Area 

Name

Email

Phone

Interim Director Walt Drane   wdrane@mde.k12.ms.us
601-359-3052
Business Services Coor. Melissa Hall     mhall@mde.k12.ms.us 
601-359-5115 
Budget Verna Covington vcovington@mde.k12.ms.us    
601-359-2963 
Admin Assistant     Trishon Wilson twilson@mde.k12.ms.us 
601-359-3052 
Special Projects Averi Phillips-Powell aphillips@mde.k12.ms.us 
601-359-3768 

 

Program 

MDE Contact  

Vendor Contact

Mississippi Alternate

Assessment of Extended

Science Framework

(MAAESF)
Bobby Richardson, Educator in Residence

601-359-2135

brichardson@mde.k12.ms.us



Sharon Prestridge

601-359-1970

sprestridge@mde.k12.ms.us
Measuered Progress

Dominique Parke, Program Manager

1-800-431-8901

603-743-9102 (x2834)

parke.dominique@measuredprogress.org





MST2

(Mississippi Science Test, 

Grades 5/8) 



Kimberly Jones, Program Coordinator

601-359-5192

ksjones@mde.k12.ms.us
Pearson

Jennifer Harrison

Program Coordinator

800-228-0752 (x245622)

jennifer.a.harrison@pearson.com

PearsonAccess/TestNav Customer Service: 888-705-9412
MWAP3 

(Mississippi Writing 

Assessment Program) 
Kimberly Jones, Program Coordinator

601-359-5192

ksjones@mde.k12.ms.us
Blue Ribbon Schools Richard Baliko

601-359-5245

rbaliko@mde.k12.ms.us
 
NAEP   

(National Assessment of Educational Progress)
Richard Baliko, State Coordinator

601-359-5245

rbaliko@mde.k12.ms.us



 

 ACT (American College Testing) Richard Baliko, Program Coordinator

601-359-5245

rbaliko@mde.k12.ms.us

 
MKAS2 (Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System) Latoya Blackshear, Educator in Residence

601-359-3497

lblackshear@mde.k12.ms.us
 
Pearson Access   esupport 1-888-705-9412
PARCC (MCT3/SATP3) Richard Baliko, Program Coordinator

601-359-5245

rbaliko@mde.k12.ms.us
PARCC Call Center

1-888-493-9888

Monday-Friday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm (CST)

PARCC@support.pearson.com
SATP2

(Subject Area Testing Program) 





Kimberly Jones, Program Coordinator

601-359-5192

ksjones@mde.k12.ms.us

Pearson

Sanjuana (Juanita) Gonzalez

SATP2 Program Coordinator

800-228-0752 (x245619)

sanjuana.gonzalez@pearson.com

PearsonAccess/TesNav Customer Service: 1-888-705-9412
Special Populations

ACCESS for ELLs

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

Accommodations

SATP2 Alternative Assessment
Sharon Prestridge, Special Populations Coordinator

601- 359-1970

sprestridge@mde.k12.ms.us 

MetriTech, Inc (ELL)

Susan Feldman, Vice President

217-398-4868

sfeldman@metritech.com 



Test Security Director (Caveon)  Vacant



Test Security (Caveon) Michael Martin, Investigator

601-359-3995

mcmartin@mde.k12.ms.us
 
Office of Student Assessment     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-3052     Fax: (601) 359-2471
 

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