Our students and teachers have been working hard this year on standards that involve recall, skills, concepts, strategic thinking, and extended thinking. This criterion is important in developing a depth of knowledge that is essential for future success. One of the ways that we evaluate the student’s grasp of these standards and skills is through a standardized test. In the past, we have administered a test called ASPIRE. We are now moving to a new statewide test called Scantron. It is administered in the fall, and again in the spring, testing the areas of reading and math. Science is administered to the 7th grade students only. These test results are used to measure the growth of each individual student during the year. This test helps our school develop standards needed for all students to succeed. It is used in comparing our student’s academic growth with students across our state and nation. This test is very important to our school and our school system!
We are asking for your help during the administration of this test. Listed below are the dates each grade level will be taking the Scantron. Please make sure your child is at school on his/her testing dates. Every student must be administered these tests, and they tend to do better when they are tested with their peers, rather than during a makeup session. Please schedule or reschedule appointments for other dates. Also, make sure your child is rested and given breakfast on the testing dates. This test is so important to your child’s academic growth, and to our school and school system! Your help is so much appreciated!
6th Grade - April 9 -12 (Reading/Math)
7th Grade - April 16-19 (Reading/Math) April 23-26 (Science)
8th Grade – April 9 – 20 (Students will be tested during their computer classes each day until testing is complete).
Thank you for your support and cooperation!
Derrick Morris, Principal