I hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring Break with family and friends. The entire month of April will be spent completing state and school-wide assessments. Scholars in grades 3-6 will be taking the computer-based Common Core test, CAASPP. In addition, 5th grade will be taking the California State Science Test and Physical Education assessment. Grades TK – 6th will also be taking their final round of the computer-based i-Ready test that they have taken throughout the school year, to measure this year’s growth.
To help your scholar be as successful as possible on all of their assessments please make sure that they are getting a good night’s sleep, eating breakfast, and arriving to school on-time every day. Each of them have worked very hard throughout the school year, we want to ensure that they have this wonderful opportunity to show how much they have learned.
Our first Jog-A-Thon was a great success! Everyone had a wonderful time getting out and running. Most scholars were able to complete an entire mile within their 20 minutes. Great job everyone, and thank you families for all of your support this school year.
Also, please continue to collect and turn in your Box-Tops. This is an ongoing fundraiser.
Below are a list of ways to help your child at home during testing season. For more information please visit: http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/parent-tips-how-help-your-child-prepare-standardized-tests
Dietel, R. Helping Your Child Perform Well on Tests. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://www.pta.org/archive_article_details_1117835382718.html.
International Reading Association (IRA). (2002). Prepare your child for reading tests [Brochure]. Bachman, T.M.: Author.
Narang, S. (2008). Standardized tests: What you should know before your child sharpens his #2 pencil. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=1403.