Lumos StepUp Efficacy Study: Wilkinson County Elementary, Mississippi-2017-18

School Overview

Wilkinson County Elementary School is based in Woodville Mississippi, which comes under the Wilkinson County School District. The school supports over 321 students across grades pre-k to 5. It is a public school with a student-teacher ratio of 20:1 and about 99.1 % of the students are economically disadvantaged.


Wilkinson County Elementary School Demographics


We conducted a study to understand the impact of Lumos Learning programs on student achievement. We have compared the state ranking of Wilkinson County Elementary School in 2016-17 and 2017-18 as indicated in schooldigger and Mississippi State Department of Education.
The school used Lumos StepUp program in 2017-18 to support student’s Mississippi Academic Assessment Program preparation.

Improvement in State Ranking

Wilkinson County Elementary Ranking

There are 404 elementary schools in Mississippi and Wilkinson County Elementary was ranked 307th in the 2016-17 academic year. In 2017-18, the school adopted Math and ELA programs for Grade 3. About 40 students used the Lumos StepUp program for MAAP Math and MAAP English Language Arts practice. In the 2017-18 MAAP tests, Wilkinson County Elementary School rank improved by 35 positions.

Grade 3 MAAP Test Scores

Grade 3 MAAP Test Scores Math

Compared to 2016-17, the percentage of 3rd graders who met state expectations in 2017-18 MAAP Math increased by 11.1%.

Grade 3 MAAP Test Scores ELA

There was an increase of 18.3%, seen in the number of students who met state expectations in 2017-18 Grade 3 English Language Arts MAAP.

Overall Result

  • The use of Lumos StepUp for MAAP Math and English Language Arts practice in 3rd grade in 2017-18 influenced an increase in the percentage of students who have met the standards.
  • The overall school ranking improved by 35 positions from 307 in 2017 to 272 in 2018.

Steven Jarvis