Prepare for state test with PAPER; 50 student prizes to be won during March Challenge contest

Get in the game with the 2024 Paper March Challenge and prepare for the state test!

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is thrilled to announce a challenge from March 1 – 31, 2024, to help support teachers and students as they prepare for the state test. This contest is open to all participating school districts.

Students in grades 3-12 will have two chances to win amazing prizes like Apple Airpods, Stanley tumblers, and more by scoring Paper Three-Pointers. Fifty prizes will be given out statewide.

How do students score a Paper Three-Pointer?

  • To score a Paper Three-Pointer, students will need to complete a Paper activity on three separate days before each draw.
    • First drawing: March 15, 2024
    • Final drawing: April 1, 2024

What qualifies as a Paper Activity?

  • Paper Missions for Math and ELA skill practice
  • Paper Reading for fluency support
  • Live Help for academic support
  • Review Center for feedback essay responses

With the addition of the MS MAAP math missions, the MDE encourages all students to participate.

Please share the flyer attached here or visit the contest landing page for more details.  If you have any questions for the MDE, contact for more information.