Picayune Memorial High School Sees Improvements in English ACT® Scores After Reviewing With Jumpstart Test Prep

Half of the students improved prior best actual ACT® English score by an average of 2.89 points.

Picayune Memorial High School Sees Improvements in English ACT® Scores After Reviewing With Jumpstart Test Prep
Left to right: Amari Sylva and Waylon \"Dale\" Lumpkin

PICAYUNE, Miss. - August 8, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

 Jumpstart Test Prep announced the ACT® exam improvement results from Picayune Memorial High School's students' spring test date following the classroom implementation of the Jumpstart Review. Of the students having at least one prior ACT® score for improvement comparison, 49% improved their prior best actual ACT® English score by an average 2.89 points.

Top achievers were recently recognized and include:

  • Waylon "Dale" Lumpkin (English +11 pts.)
  • Amari Sylvas (English +5 pts.)
  • Other students saw improvements of +5,+6, and +9 pts. in English

Student Amari Sylvas commented, "Jumpstart helps you improve your ACT® scores in a variety of ways. It helps students learn by teaching in multiple styles to reach each student."

"The best thing about Jumpstart is that it is more accessible. You can work from your book, phone, or computer, whatever works best for you," said Waylon "Dale" Lumpkin. 

These improvements are not possible without the diligence and support of the teachers tasked to help raise scores at Picayune. Teacher Eric Vianney said, "I think the Picayune Memorial High School front office and the teachers that are involved in this program worked hard to improve our students' ACT® test scores, and they were very committed. We all want them to do better. Jumpstart is a great tool to use to prepare students before or after taking the ACT®. Students have the opportunity to be pre-tested, work with the modules, and take a post-test to see their improvement. I hope we can continue to use the program in the future."

The guidance and encouragement of the administration also play a huge role in raising scores. Principal Kristi Mitchell commented, "Picayune Memorial High School was excited to be selected as a Jumpstart pilot school. The administration, teachers, and students at PMHS are committed to improving ACT® scores. We are extremely proud of the hard work and great effort given by the teachers and students."

Jumpstart Test Prep is an online review program based on over 50 years of work by Dot McClendon, a legendary educator and Mississippi's 19-year STAR teacher Hall of Fame inductee. "As a teacher at The Mississippi School of the Arts and several other schools during my career, I was able to help guide the preparation of students in person," said McClendon. "Now through our online, on-demand video review, students in Picayune classrooms, as well as classrooms around the country, around the breakfast table, or on the couch at home, are able to benefit from our approach."

More information about Jumpstart Test Prep can be found at www.jumpstarttestprep.com.




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