ACT Scores Improve for Juniors at Kemper County High School

Jumpstart Test Prep recently released the ACT® improvement results from Kemper County High School, whose junior class used the program to prepare for the state-administered February 2021 ACT® exam (American College Testing). Following completion of Jumpstart’s complete ACT prep review, the school had 65% of its students improving their best prior English subscores by an average of 2.8 points and 38% improving their Reading sub-scores by an average of 3.46 points. Additionally, 32% of students improved their Science sub-scores by an average of 3.54 points and 47% improved their Math subscores by an average of 2.18 points.
Students who showed significant gains were excited to provide their thoughts about the review program. On her first ACT® attempt, Kemper County junior Kaylan Clayton achieved a 21 on her English subscore. She says Jumpstart made the difference because, “It helped me to gain knowledge in new areas and to refresh my memory. Jumpstart also taught me how to best use my time when taking the ACT.” Anderiah Rush agrees, as her English subscore improved 5 points over her prior attempt. “The many tips and flashcards helped me to remember things I learned years ago. The mark and move strategy for time management helped me to finish the ACT completely.” Rush continued, “I think other students in Mississippi need to know about Jumpstart and use it because the review will help them to remember everything they’ve forgotten.” Another student, Kaylah Hearn, who improved her English subscore by 3 points over her last attempt commented, “Jumpstart gave me a refresher of things I had completely forgotten about and the flashcards taught me a lot of tips that I didn’t know. I would say that Jumpstart works!”
Kemper County junior Illyana McClendon improved her English subscore by 4 points, going from a 14 to an 18. She shared, “Jumpstart gave me so many tips and tricks to help me succeed on the ACT. It was a refresh from elementary school until now and that made all the difference for me!” Reslyn Ramsey agreed with McClendon, “The tips and tricks that Jumpstart shows you are really amazing and it is also a great program to teach time management.” Reslyn achieved a 45% increase in her English subscore, improving by 5 points.
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 Kemper County 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.”
All juniors at Kemper County had access to the following resources:
School administrators utilized an online dashboard reflecting the video module completion progress of teachers assigned to proctor the review and/or individual student progress.
More information about Jumpstart Test Prep can be found at
Source: Jumpstart Test Prep