Sixty-four percent of Columbus Middle School students are two or more grade levels behind in reading and 53 percent of those students are two or more grade levels behind in math, according to the district’s mid-year assessment presented Thursday to the school board.
Those grim numbers were presented during a marathon board meeting as one by one, school principals gave status reports of their schools, painting a portrait of an already-struggling school district badly affected by COVID-19 limitations on in-person instruction.
Mississippi University for Women’s Jumpstart Program recently joined more than 2.24 million readers across the United States to promote early childhood development, education and literacy as part of the Jumpstart’s 15th annual Read for the Record.
Reagan Poston said reading her prose pieces aloud for Mississippi Public Broadcasting was like being published in a “verbal publication.”
Seeing clearly: Foundation offering free eye exams, glasses for uninsured third graders who fail MAP reading test
Local third graders who failed the Mississippi Assessment Program reading exam have access to intervention that could spur them to higher academic achievement in years to come.
Dick and Jane have made strides in reading this spring, building vocabulary, tackling more challenging content, inching through a portal that will open a wide world they can only guess at for now.
Sixteen students in the Columbus Municipal School District are repeating third grade this year after failing the 2015-16 state-mandated reading assessment, CMSD Superintendent Philip Hickman confirmed in an email Wednesday.
Area third graders have up to three times to pass a state-mandated third grade reading summative assessment before districts determine whether to retain them.
The “gate” to the fourth grade could close on as many as 202 third-graders in the Golden Triangle, based on the results of April’s Third-Grade Reading Assessment.
Julia Wells really likes a good Christian romance novel. She set out to find one on an afternoon bright with spring promise, in a cheerful room with butter-yellow walls near the Trinity Place Retirement Community dining room.
More Mississippi third-graders could be in danger of flunking for low reading skills if a bill passed by a House committee Tuesday becomes law.