State Board Policy
DESCRIPTOR TERM: Reading Improvement Program
The goals of the Reading Improvement Initiative as approved by the Board in July 1997, shall be the goals of the Reading Sufficiency Program as mandated in MS Code Section § 37-13-10. The Board is committed to helping local school district personnel provide instructional programs for students that assist students in the acquisition of reading skills that are appropriate for the grade level in which they are enrolled.
The Mississippi Department of Education is authorized and directed to implement the requirements of MS Code Section § 37-13-10, including, but not limited to, the development of the required components for the district reading sufficiency plan and its evaluation, the pilot program for Level 1 districts, and the needed technical assistance.