Student Assessments
Overview

Assessments tell you about students’ progress on the path to future success, whether that’s the next grade or the next course. They measure what students know and can do based on learning goals for the grade or course.

 

The following is a summary of required statewide assessments for Mississippi students:

 

Pre-K and Early Elementary Years

 

Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 3 are assessed periodically to determine what help they need to develop early literacy skills. Grade 3 students take a test at the end of the year to qualify for promotion to grade 4.

·         Pre-K Assessment (if school offers pre-K)

·         Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

·         Universal Screener - K-3

·         Mississippi Dyslexia Screener – Kindergarten & Grade 1

·         3rd Grade Reading Assessment (currently MAAP)

 

Elementary and Middle School

 

The Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) measures students’ knowledge, skills, and academic growth in grades 3-8. Student progress is measured with annual tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics and Science in grades 5 and 8.

·         MAAP English Language Arts - Grades 3-8

·         MAAP Mathematics – Grades 3-8

·         Science – Grades 5 and 8

 

High School

 

High school students take four subject-area tests and the ACT in their junior year.

·         Algebra I

·         English II

·         Biology

·         U.S. History

·         ACT

 

Alternate Assessments

 

Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities take the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program-Alternate (MAAP-A) in grades 3-8 and high school.

 

English Learners

Students identified as English learners take the LAS Links English language proficiency assessment in grades K-12. The test is given each year until students become proficient English language speakers, readers and writers.

2019-2020 Statewide Testing Calendar
2019-2020 State Testing Calendar
Erica Avent

Erica Avent - District Testing Coordinator

 

Dr. Edrick McGhee

Dr. Edrick McGhee - Asst. District Testing Coordinator

 

Neiko Pinson

Neiko Pinson - High School Testing Coordinator

 

Sheila Fiddis

Sheila Fiddis - Junior High Testing Coordinator

 

Vicki Washington

Vicki Washington - Intermediate School Testing Coordinator

 

Tarry Martin

Tarry Martin - Primary School Testing Coordinator