KCLE third graders continue to show improvements
During the 2014-2015 school year, the State of Mississippi passed legislation that students scoring at the lowest achievement levels in reading on the established state-wide assessment for third grade would not be promoted to fourth grade.
The Literacy Based Promotion Act (LBPA) continues to increase expectations for third grade students. For students to be at this point at mid-year is outstanding, stated Dr. Jeri Cawthorn, Kemper Lower Elementary Principal. These students, teachers, and parents have worked hard with students and it shows. First nine weeks, we only had five students. At mid-year, we have 17 students. Those numbers will continue to grow for the remainder of the school year.
The English Language Arts assessment is comprehensive, meaning that all standards that will be on the state test are tested each nine weeks. Math is a little different. We have to build on math skills through a process. The math benchmark is based only on the standards taught during that nine weeks. These assessments are given at each grade level K-12 to prepare students for end of year state assessments.
The quarterly benchmarks are given in the same manner as a state assessment with an online format complete with test administrators and proctors in a quiet testing environment to prepare and give students experience for April and May test dates.
Special thanks to Mr. Nathaniel Armistad and Mrs. Kendra Dedeaux Armistad of Armistad Law Firm for purchasing Books A Million Gift Cards for students to continue reading excellence.