Posted on 03/31/2017
I hope all enjoyed a restful, relaxing Spring Break filled with family, fun, and safety. As we return to regular classes, State Assessments are awaiting. I know that some oppose the tests and many of your concerns are valid. However, I encourage you to view the assessments as an opportunity for a snapshot of your child's progress in those areas the state deems important. The tests are not necessarily an indicator of your child's future success or a reflection of their abilities. They can be used as one (of many) tools to provide you and your student additional insights into his/her performance compared to the level our state has determined he/she should be. Please help your child to do his/her best on the tests and provide them support and encouragement during the coming weeks when the tests are administered. Regular sleep and healthy diet are always important - and test time is certainly no different in that respect. If you have questions or concerns regarding the testing, contact your school's principal and they will seek to assist and clarify for you.