The Fall Readiness Benchmark = 530: This is the score that is recommended on the state kindergarten readiness assessment at the beginning of kindergarten (Fall). Research indicates that 85% of students scoring 530 or higher at the beginning of kindergarten are proficient in reading at the end of grade 3. Students with a score below 530 usually need additional support. The state average on the assessment was 501, which is below the readiness benchmark.
STAR Literacy Classification Levels:
1. Emergent 2. Transitional 3. Probable
Early Emergent Reader (330-487):
Understands printed text has meaning, can identify colors, shapes, letters, and numbers.
Late Emergent Reader (488-674):
Identify letters of alphabet, "read" picture books, and can read favorite books with an adult.
Mastered alphabet skills and letter sounds, can blend sounds and word parts to read simple words.
Recognizes words, spends less time sounding out words and more time understanding what is being read.
Mississippi Department of Education
Available at: http://mdereports.mdek12.org/
Updated July 2018.
The Spring Readiness Benchmark = 681.