The following is a summary of the required statewide assessments for students in Mississippi. This is taken from the Mississippi Department of Education's Assessment webpage.
Pre-K and Early Elementary Years
Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 3 are assessed periodically to determine what help they need to develop early literacy skills. Grade 3 students take a test at the end of the year to qualify for promotion to grade 4.
Pre-K Assessment (if school offers pre-K)
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
Universal Screener - K-3
Mississippi Dyslexia Screener – Kindergarten & Grade 1
3rd Grade Reading Assessment (currently MAAP)
Elementary and Middle School
The Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) measures students’ knowledge, skills, and academic growth in grades 3-8. Student progress is measured with annual tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics and Science in grades 5 and 8.
High school students take four subject-area tests and the ACT in their junior year.
Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities take the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program-Alternate (MAAP-A) in grades 3-8 and high school.
Students identified as English learners take the LAS Links English language proficiency assessment in grades K-12. The test is given each year until students become proficient English language speakers, readers and writers.
To learn more about a specific test, go to the MDE webpage at the following link: https://www.mdek12.org/OSA