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2019 - 2020 Jumpstart Test Prep Opportunity

The Mississippi Department of Education, through the Office of Secondary Education, is pleased to announce that the Mississippi Legislature has appropriated $150,000 for Jumpstart Test Prep’s Complete Science and Reading Review courses to help prepare 2,550 Mississippi 11th grade public school students prior to mandatory ACT testing in February 2020.

Jumpstart Test Prep’s complete science and reading prep review courses were developed by Mississippi’s 19-year STAR teacher, and STAR teacher hall-of-fame inductee, Dot McClendon. This program leverages her 40+ years of experience helping students perform their best on the ACT exam. The program provides the following resources for students and teachers:

  • Expert content review and practice, along with test taking tips and strategies delivered in the classroom via streaming video
  • Online, on-demand review (8 total modules, each approximately 45 minutes in duration) providing realistic timed practice for the ACT science and reading sections that can be led from the classroom or used individually by students through May 2020
  • Consumable student workbooks (Science – 83 pages, Reading – 40 pages) to be completed as lecture content is watched and later used as a student study guide
  • Administrator dashboard reflecting the video module completion progress of teachers assigned to proctor the review and/or individual student progress
  • On-demand support

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