Literacy-Based Promotion Act

The Literacy-Based Promotion Act, passed during the 2013 legislative session, places an emphasis on grade-level reading skills for students, particularly as they progress through grades K-3.

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, a student scoring at the lowest achievement level in reading on the established state assessment for 3rd grade will not be promoted to 4th grade unless the student meets the good cause exemptions for promotion.

For more information, click on the link(s) below:

Literacy-Based Promotion Act  (Overview, Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System- MKAS2 and Put Reading First  Parent Guide)

Mississippi Department of Education’s Literacy Toolkit  (Grade 3 Reading Standards, Flowchart and Parent FAQs)

MDE MKAS2 Grade 3 Summative Assessment Parent Informational Flyer