WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) — Students at one school in West Point are undergoing a new kind of testing.
Throughout the week, students at East Side Pre-K and Kindergarten are taking part in what is called "DIALl4 Testing."
The program stands for Developmental Indicators of Assessment for Learning.
Students are assessed in five areas, including language, self help and emotion social needs.
Through this test, teachers and staff can look at each child and prepare an assessment to make sure needs are met.
"We can see what foundational skills that we need to give our kids so that they can be ready when they go to kindergarten or first grade, junior high or high school," says Lacie Pumphrey, teacher. "[This way,] they have the foundational skills to read and do better on the new mandated state test that we have to do."
The testing will conclude on Friday at East Side Pre-K.