The East Mississippi Center for Educational Development sponsored a conference for educators throughout the area in Meridian Thursday.
Kris Kaase of the State Department of Education spoke to the group about how educators could be affected by the upcoming release of school assessment test scores.
"These folks are here to make sure that they understand the assessment results," said Kasse, "so that they can work with them and improve their schools. They can also help the public understand what the accountability results mean."
The assessment test scores will be released on Sept. 4.