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Mississippi Department of Education Approves Renaissance Assessments to Measure Early Childhood Outcomes

Bloomington, Minn. (July 29, 2021)Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has approved myIGDIs Early Literacy and ProLADR assessments to measure early childhood outcomes for children aged 3–5. Local Education Agencies can now utilize these assessments to collect data for Indicator 7 of the IDEA Annual Performance Report.

The MDE noted that the ability to efficiently and accurately measure the development of early literacy and social-emotional skills in traditional, hybrid, or virtual school environments is essential to inform instruction and improve outcomes for the state’s early learners.

“We’re pleased to offer Mississippi districts a valid and reliable assessment for monitoring early childhood outcomes,” said Jonathan Pounds, Regional Vice President at Renaissance. “Many districts are already using Renaissance assessment and practice solutions to support student learning. myIGDIs and ProLADR will provide further insights into foundational skills development for children aged 3–5.”

myIGDIs Early Literacy enables educators to screen and progress monitor in only 10 minutes per child, using either iPad or paper administration. ProLADR enables educators to easily gather data on children’s social-emotional development based on prompts and behavioral observations.

Together, the assessments provide actionable information in the key developmental areas identified by the MDE: (1) Positive social-emotional skills, including social relationships; (2) Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills, including early language/communication and early literacy; and (3) Use of appropriate behaviors to meet children’s needs.

To learn more about myIGDIs and ProLADR, visit:

About Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement; Lalilo, to develop critical foundational skills; and Nearpod, for teacher-facilitated instructional delivery.

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