Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2)
The MCT2 consists of customized criterion-referenced language arts and mathematics assessments that are fully aligned with the 2006 Mississippi Language Arts Framework-Revised and the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework-Revised. These assessments allow Mississippi to be in compliance with the requirements of the federal legislation No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The assessments are administered to students in grades 3 through 8, including special education students whose Individual Education Plans specify instructional goals that are aligned with the 2006 Mississippi Language Arts Framework-Revised and the 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework-Revised for the aforementioned grades. The results of these assessments will be used in the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System, specifically the Achievement, Growth, and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Models. The results will also provide information that will be used for the purpose of improving instruction and accelerating student achievement.