By Deb Henton, Ed.D., Superintendent
Spring is in the air, and that can only mean one thing – it’s standardized testing season. Yes, April and May are testing months and many students will be taking either a reading, writing, or math test, the results of which are important for each individual student and for the district as a whole.
For high school students, the state tests can be the difference between graduating and spending more time in school. In addition to successfully completing 74 credits to earn a diploma, students must meet state requirements on assessments in math, reading and written composition tests in order to complete high school.
I encourage you to use the district Web site to determine whether or not your student(s) will be tested and in what area. The high school, middle school, and Sunrise River School have all placed testing information in easy to find locations on home pages.
At all three schools the information is located on the left-hand side. All locations provide access to information that can help students be more successful on their tests.
First and foremost, of course, make sure your student is well-rested and has had a nutritious breakfast on days they will be tested. It will make a difference.
If you have questions you cannot find answers to, you are encouraged to call your child’s school and learn more.