Just this week The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of the fall 2019 assessment results from kindergarten statewide. Locally in The Lauderdale County School Districts parents are well pleased with the results seen.
“In a short amount of time form August to November she has learned all of her ABCs. She has learned most of her sight words. She has learned to sound out words that she can’t read, “ said April Shelton, parent.
It’s not just the parents that are impressed with results, but school administrators also
“We got those results in and our average score was a 500. The state average was a 502 so we’re two points below the state average and we will use those as the results to target individuals,” said Ken Hardy, director of Curriculum Assessments.
It’s the bright early start for students academically that will come to benefit them in years to come.
“Kindergarten is the most important grade at a school. Just because kindergarten gets them prepared for what’s to come in the future. There are so many outreach programs that the school offers. There’s books that teachers read,”
“The teachers that we put in front of these children makes the difference in getting these students paired not only for that third-grade reading test but to get them prepared for college and career,” Hardy sad.