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How to help your child during testing.

We have been working really hard this year and we are  taking our state standardized assessments for the coming up soon. Here are the dates 

Week of

Grades & Testing Times

Tests to be administered

April 29-May 3

3rd & 4th

ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) & Performance Task (PT)

May 6-10

3rd & 4th

Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) & Performance Task (PT)

May 13-17

5th & 6th

ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) & Performance Task (PT)

May 20-24

5th & 6th 

Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) & Performance Task (PT)

May 27-31

Make Up Testing & 5th grade 

Make up testing & science 


Here are some suggestions of things you can do to help your child prepare:


Make sure your child has a good night’s sleep before the test. This will help them to be cheerful and to stay alert during the test. In order to help your child fall asleep sooner. It's highly recommend NO BLUE LIGHT activities  past 7pm. (Ipads, Tablets, phones, gaming. Many studies have been done that shows the blue light stimulates the awake portion of the brain and it makes it difficult to fall asleep.  Try reading, drawing, or other relaxing activities. (I know the kids reallyyyyy dislike this one, but it does help!) 



Please make sure your child eats breakfast, at school  (be  here at 7:45  am cafeteria. or at home. Overly sugary things are not recommended.(for example, doughnuts)  Protein, carbohydrates, fruits combinations work well.  This will help them to have energy and to stay focused during the test. 



Please encourage your student to do their best! Some students may be feeling a little anxious or nervous about the tests. Please reassure your students that they have been practicing and preparing for the entire school year, and that they are ready for this assessment. 


Students are not allowed to have any electronic devices (even in their backpacks) on testing days. Please do not send any electronic devices, including smart watches, phones, fitness trackers, tablets, etc. to school with your child on testing days. 

We are very proud of all that our students have accomplished this year. We have loved working with them and watching them learn and grow. We hope that with support from school and from home, your student will feel confident and encouraged to do their best. 

Thank you for your continued support!