Mississippi Department of Education     1999 Annual Report
The Mississippi Assessment System
Functional Literacy Examination Component


The FLE is the minimum competency test required to receive a Mississippi high school diploma. It is initially given in the 11th grade with repeat testing in the 11th and 12th grades for those not passing. The test includes multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics and written communications along with a direct writing prompt. In the 1997-1998 school year the primary administration of the FLE (the administration including all first-time takers) was changed from spring to fall. Data on year-to-year trends in performance are therefore not available for this year but will be reestablished when fall 1998 FLE scores are compared to the fall 1997 "baseline."


Type of Assessment Assessment Administration Reporting Use of Data Revised 7/15/98
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