State 3rd grade reading test scores released

According to the Mississippi Department of Education 85 percent of Mississippi 3rd graders passed their reading assessment for the 2021-2022 school year.

The pass rate is practically the same as it was in 2018-19 when 86 percent of third graders passed the assessment despite pandemic disruptions to learning.

Reporting the lowest scores across the Coast, Picayune School District reporting 81 percent passing and Moss Point School District reporting at 76 percent passing.

While all other Coast school districts report at or above the state average of 85 percent.

Dr. Kim Benton, interim state superintendent of education, released this statement: “The current 3rd-grade reading results are very encouraging, not seeing a steep decline in the passing rate is positive news, considering disruptions to learning caused by the pandemic. MDE plans to continue offering resources to schools, districts and families to help ensure more 3rd-graders become proficient in reading.”

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