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More Mississippi children on track at the end of kindergarten year


June 24, 2016
OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Lillian Mongeau
Education Week

Mississippi, which has made early literacy an educational focal point, has good news to report on test scores for its kindergartners.

The children who started kindergarten in fall 2015 performed better on a test of early literacy compared to the previous year’s kindergarten class. The children who were kindergarten students in fall 2014 were the first ones to take the state’s new STAR Early Literacy Exam. The test is administered twice to kindergarten students, and is intended to give teachers an idea of what children know once they start school.