Jumpstart Test Prep Implements Newest State-Sponsored Act® English Review Pilot Program for 31 Mississippi High Schools
Partnership with Mississippi Legislature and the Mississippi Department of Education will impact over 4,000 juniors during the 2020-2021 pilot year.
Working in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), through the Office of Secondary Education, the goal of the 2020-2021 Mississippi legislative pilot is to assist teachers at the selected high schools with improving college readiness and ACT composite English sub-score averages, as well as gain feedback and improvement results from schools awarded the review course pilot on the Spring administration of the ACT® exam. Prior year pilots have produced discernible and consistent improvement at the individual school and global analysis levels, with improvements consistently seen across student demographics (race, gender, academic strength) and school rating.
This year, to be considered for participation, all Mississippi public high schools were allowed a two-week application registration period which concluded September 18, 2020.
109 schools representing over 13,600 juniors submitted applications before the deadline. Jake Hoskins, Ph.D., of Willamette University