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After Reviewing With Jumpstart Test Prep, ACT Scores Improve in All Four Subject Areas for Juniors at East Marion High School

Juniors at East Marion High School were recently recognized for their ACT score improvements. Back row, from left: Steven Robbins, Terry Lisenby, and Nicholas Colvin. Front row, from left: Shamyah Sims, Alexis Lott, and Destiny Brown.


COLUMBIA, Miss., May 28, 2021 ( - East Marion High School (EMHS) thrives on the motto of "Inspiring Excellence." However, it is not just a motto: the school puts it into practice by investing in the future of their students. This year, EMHS provided their high school juniors with Jumpstart Test Prep (Jumpstart), an online, on-demand Complete ACT Review Program developed by 19-year STAR teacher, Dot McClendon. The investment in Jumpstart made a difference for their juniors. Jumpstart recently released ACT improvement results from EMHS. The junior class used the Jumpstart Complete ACT prep review to prepare for the state-administered February 2021 ACT® exam (American College Testing). Following completion of Jumpstart's complete ACT prep review, 43 percent of the students had an average ACT English and ACT Reading score improvement of +2.33 points over their best prior attempt. The school also had 29 percent of its students improving their Science scores by an average of +3.5 points and 14 percent improving by an average of +2 points in Math test sub-scores.

Several students were recognized for their improvement results and shared their

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