Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Assessment

Dr. Stanley Ellis
Assistant Superintendent/Curriculum & Assessment/Title XI/504 Director


MARCH 2020

Assistant Superintendent

Director of Curriculum Assessment & Professional Development 

Dr. Stanley K. Ellis
662-363-2811, Ext. 9233


ELA Specialist

Ms. Yakima Cole


ELA Specialist

Mrs. L. Marie McGowan

Director of Data Processing

Mrs. Brenda Smith
662-363-2811, Ext. 9241



Mrs. Shirley Temple
662-363-2811, Ext. 9230


Curriculum Secretary

Mrs. Veronica Crawford
662-363-2811, Ext. 9240


Our Mission

The Mission and Goal of the Curriculum and Assessment Department is to ensure that stakeholders remain abreast of current resources and best practices to ensure student success.

District and School Support

Builds and sustains the capacity necessary to improve the success of all students by working with schools as they endeavor to implement organizational practices that:

  • Help all students meet standards
  • Increase student achievement levels of all students
  • Select/adopt appropriate instructional materials
  • Improve teacher expertise in content knowledge and pedagogy
  • Reduce barriers to student achievement
Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a systematic, data-driven approach to academic and expected behavior instruction that benefits every student in RTI.


District and State Testing

Works with schools to ensure that district and state assessments are implemented according to protocol and data is used to effectively identify daily practices to support teaching and learning.

Test Security Plan Guidance

Test Security Plan

Upcoming Assessments & Events

        Events                                                      Date

3rd Nine Week Assessments                         March 2-6
SPRING BREAK                                               March 9-13
MAAP-A Assessments                                   March 17-27
ELPT Assessments (LAS Links)                     March 17-27

Board Meeting                                                March 19
Career Fair                                                       March 21
District Writing (Linkit)                                      March 31

Pacing Guides



Special Events
The Curriculum and Assessment Department coordinates a number of academic events for students
  • District Spelling Bee
  • District Reading Fair

Criteria for Nine Weeks' Exams

1.  Must be 25 questions (no more/no less)
2.  Write the standard at the end of each question
3.  Questions must be written in 12pt font
4.  Make sure the questions are aligned to the performance verbs
5.  Use the same format as sample test items
6.  1 hour max for test administration