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2021-2022 Mississippi Pilot ACT® Research

The Mississippi Department of Education, through the Office of Secondary Education, is pleased to announce that the Mississippi Legislature has made appropriation for Jumpstart Test Prep's Complete English Review course to help prepare over 4,500 Mississippi 11th grade public school students prior to mandatory ACT® testing in February 2022.

Jumpstart Test Prep's complete English prep review course was 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 40 minutes in duration) providing realistic timed practice for the ACT English section that can be led from the classroom or used individually (online, on-demand) by students through May 2022
  • Consumable student workbooks to be completed as lecture content is watched and later used as a student study guide
  • Online timed pre & post assessments completed by students following the review will link back to module content for better understanding of student deficiencies
  • Administrator dashboard reflecting the video module completion progress of teachers assigned to proctor the review and/or individual student progress
  • On-demand support

The goal of the 2021-2022 Mississippi legislative pilot is to help selected high schools improve ACT composite English sub-score averages and gain feedback and improvement research results from schools awarded the review course pilot.

Random school selection for the legislative pilot of the Jumpstart Test Prep Complete English Review for the 2021-2022 school year were made from unselected applicant schools from prior year, while ensuring representation across several demographics (i.e. geographic, school rating, ethnic make-up, free/reduced lunch indicators, etc.).

These 39 selected schools must complete the acceptance from and return it to Jumpstart Test Prep by noon on Friday, May 21, 2021. Please note that appropriated funds will cover all costs and will be awarded to selected high schools that agree to pilot this program with all enrolled juniors immediately prior to ACT state testing as prescribed. Jumpstart Test Prep will provide free student workbook delivery with school faculty orientation and training meeting.

Jumpstart Test Prep will meet to discuss our program and improvement data with any interested district or school, regardless of their selection for this pilot. For more information regarding the Jumpstart Test Prep review program, email

2021 - 2022 Pilot School Selections

  • Amory High School
  • Bay Springs High School
  • Belmont High School
  • Callaway High School
  • Charleston High School
  • Choctaw County High School
  • Enterprise Attendance Center
  • Eupora High School
  • Falkner High School
  • Franklin County High School
  • Gentry High School
  • Greene County High School
  • Hernando High School
  • Independence High School
  • Lafayette High School
  • Lake High School
  • Louisville High School
  • Lumberton High School
  • Mt. Olive Attendance High School
  • Nanih Waiya Attendance Center
  • New Hope High School
  • Newton High School
  • Northeast Jones High School
  • Noxubee County High School
  • O'Bannon High School
  • Oak Grove High School
  • Pearl River Central High School
  • Philadelphia High School
  • Picayune Memorial High School
  • Pontotoc High School
  • Purvis High School
  • Raleigh High School
  • Scott Central High School
  • Sebastopol Attendance Center
  • Seminary Attendance Center
  • South Panola High School
  • Thomas E. Edwards High School
  • Tremont Attendance Center
  • West Bolivar High School