The Mississippi Department of Education has formed the Mississippi Student Testing Task Force to study testing in the State of Mississippi. The task force will study testing conducted by the state as well as local school districts by examining the type, quality and number of tests students take. The members of this task force will consist of members from the Mississippi State Legislature, members of the Mississippi State Board of Education, and representatives from various school districts. In addition to the educational and government professionals on the task force, high school seniors will be selected to serve on the task force. High school seniors can apply to serve and participate in discussions on the task force. One senior from each of the four congressional districts will be selected to serve. The Task Force will begin meeting June 2018 to discuss how the state can have an effective, efficient system of assessments on the state and district levels that will best advance teaching and learning toward college and workforce preparedness for all students. The task force will report their findings and offer recommendations in December 2018.