Friday, November 9, 2018

Only a Dozen Jackson-Area Schools Show Kindergarten Readiness

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) released the results of the fall 2018 assessment of  kindergarten readiness.

Following annual trends, the percentage of students scoring kindergarten-ready is 36.1 percent in 2018, compared to 36.9 percent in 2017 and 36.4 percent in 2016. 

Statewide, the average score on the fall 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment was 501.  Only 16 of 141 school districts demonstrated an average score of 530 or above.  

Research from a four-year study shows that 85 percent of students at the beginning of kindergarten with a score of 530 or above on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment are on track to become proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. 

The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment evaluates early literacy skills such as the ability to recognize letters and match letters to their sounds and a student’s recognition that print flows from left to right.   

Making high-quality early childhood education accessible to all children is one of the primary goals of the Mississippi State Board of Education Strategic Plan.  

“High-quality early childhood education helps children prepare for kindergarten and has a positive impact on academic achievement throughout a child’s education,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education.

Kingfish note: Here are the scores for districts testing over 1,000 students. 

 Rankin County: 500 (1,375)
Desoto County: 503 (2,481)
Harrison County: 498 (1,085)
Jackson: 496 (1,742)

Here are the scores and number of students tested for Jackson metro-area school districts. 

Clinton: 543 (366)
Madison: 532 (969)
Hinds: 514 (338)
Rankin: 500 (1,375)
Canton: 497 (270)
Jackson: 496 (1,742)
Pearl: 496 (330)

Not bored yet? Here are the scores for individual Jackson metro-area schools.  Blue is for those schools that scored over 530 while red is for those schools that performed poorly on the assessment.

Canton: 464
Jimmie Goodloe: 500
McNeal: 504
Reuben Myers: 525

Clinton Park: 543

Bolton Edwards: 502
Gary Road: 517
Raymond: 525
Utica: 497

Baker: 479
Barr: 515
Bates: 543
Casey: 571
Clausell: 547
Davis: 659
Dawson: 497
Galloway: 497
Green: 460
Isable: 496
John Hopkins: 505
Johnson: 500
Key: 467
Lake: 507
Lee: 480
Lester: 433
Marshall: 476
McLeod: 492
McWillie: 490
North Jackson: 505
Oak Forest: 478
Pecan Park: 516
Raines: 470
Smith: 497
Spann: 459
Sykes: 464
Timberlawn: 494
Walton: 494
Van Winkle: 445
Watkins: 490
Wilkins: 490 

Madison County
Ann Smith: 489
Camden: 549
East Flora: 531
Luther Branson: 501
Madison Avenue: 573
Madison Crossing: 543
Madison Station: 560
Mannsdale: 534

Pearl Lower: 496

Rankin County
Flowood: 493
Highland Bluff: 508
McLaurin: 486
Northshore: 531
Northwest: 491
Oakdale: 500
Pelahatchie: 492
Pisgah: 483
Puckett: 469
Richland: 480
Rouse: 511
Steen's Creek: 504


Anonymous said...

Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rodgers neighborhood, Captain Kangaroo, Hodgepodge Lodge and a loving family prepared me for Kindergarten...

PittPanther said...

Obama (nee Davis) elementary kicks Madison's ass!

Anonymous said...

What? Kindergarten readiness is lacking? With the millions we spend on Head Start and with Friends of Children and all that nonsense....still, they're not ready?

Derangement Syndrome said...

Pitty-Pander gets sicker by the day.

Nuff2Say said...

What's sad is that Raymond Elem scored the HIGHEST out all the Hinds Co Schools yet they are treated like red headed step children of that school district. They built a new parking lot where the old playground was... but havent replaced the playground. Said they would put a temporary playground put in but that still hasnt happened. Students are treated like prisoners and giving "yard time" literally. Students are to be dropped off in this new parking lot however there is NO awing to cover the students at this area when its raining. Central Office basically told the parents that asked about it... tough, deal with it. The Superintendent is a joke... she doesnt care about the teachers nor the students... only wants her paycheck. FIRE MARTIN AND ALL OF HER CRONIES!!!

Anonymous said...

In way of explanation for the high readiness scores from Davis in JPS. Davis is a magnet school - entrance into the program is based on grades, test scores and an IQ test. The majority of Kindergarten students would be the siblings of current or past students.

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