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3rd Grade Reading Assessment

The Literacy-Based Promotion Act requires 3rd graders to pass the 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment to demonstrate they are ready for 4th grade reading instruction.  The assessment covers the Mississippi College - and Career-Ready Standards of reading for foundational skills, informational text, literature, and language.

This multiple choice test is given online via a computer or tablet in a child’s school. A student scoring at the lowest achievement level in reading will be given two opportunities to retake the test. The school will provide interventions and support to students who have difficulty passing this assessment.

If the score does not improve, the student will not be promoted to 4th grade, unless the student qualifies for one of the good cause exemptions specified by law.

For more information, please click on the Strong Readers logo above for a link to the Strong Readers webpage.

Teachers of the Year for the 2015-2016 School Year

Each school in the district has selected a Teacher of the Year.  The following are each school’s Teacher of the Year:  Forest Elementary School - Rebecca Cox, Kindergarten Teacher; Hawkins Middle School - Laura Walker, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher; and, Forest High School - Jennifer Cleveland, 9th Grade English Teacher.  The Forest Municipal School District Teacher of the Year for 2016 is Jennifer Cleveland.  The district level Teacher of the Year was selected by a panel of judges.

Important Dates

February 4, 2016

Progress Reports

February 5, 2016

Professional Development for Teachers

February 15, 2016

President’s Day Holiday [Weather make-up day if needed]

March 9-11, 2016

Third Nine Weeks Exams

March 17, 2016

Report Cards Issued (Open House 3:00-6:00)

March 21-28, 2016

Spring Break - Easter Holiday

The Forest Municipal School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability in the provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits.