The Mississippi Department of Education announced today a series of regional meetings across the state for parents of students in kindergarten through grade 3. At the meetings, parents will receive an overview of the state law concerning literacy and assessment, as well as strategies that can be used at home to help student improve their reading skills.
The state law, known as the Literacy-Based Promotion Act (LBPA), focuses on prevention and intervention to help children develop the reading skills required for 4th grade. The law requires 3rd grade students to meet reading standards by the end of the school year to be promoted to 4th grade.
The Literacy-Based Promotion Act has made reading instruction a major focus of kindergarten through 3rd grade. Throughout the school year, teachers provide intensive reading instruction to students reading below grade level. Parent involvement is also critical to students’ success.
Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, 3rd grade students must score at level 3 or higher on the reading portion of the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) English Language Arts test qualify for promotion to 4th grade.
Parent resources in English and Spanish are available at: strongreadersms.com/resources
Session times are the same at all locations: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
No registration is required
|Thursday, October 4, 2018
|Meridian||MSU Kahlmus Auditorium
1000 Hwy 19 N
Meridian, MS 39307
|Tuesday, October 9, 2018||Oxford||Oxford Conference Center
102 Ed Perry Blvd.
Oxford, MS 38655
|Wednesday, October 10, 2018||Hattiesburg||Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center
906 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
|Thursday, October 11, 2018||Jackson (South)||Bates Elementary School
3180 McDowell Rd Ext.
Jackson, MS 39204
|Thursday, October 11, 2018||Jackson (North)||McWillie Elementary School
4851 McWillie Circle
Jackson, MS 39206
|Monday, October 15, 2018
|Adams County Safe Room
323 Liberty Rd
Natchez, MS 39120
|Tuesday, October 16, 2018||Cleveland||(New Location) Center for Community and Economic Development Building
1417 College Street
Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications
Jean Cook, APR