Cursive Handwriting

Cursive Handwriting

Mississippi Legislature passed Senate Bill 2273 effective on July 1, 2017, mandating a handwriting assessment for students by the fifth grade.  The standard course of study shall include the requirement that the public schools provide instruction in cursive reading and writing, implemented across the curriculum, so that students create readable documents through legible cursive handwriting by the end of the fifth grade.  Also required is that students pass with proficiency a teacher-constructed test demonstrating the students' competency in reading and writing cursive.