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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ISTEP Testing

State ISTEP testing occurs at Wawasee beginning next week. Grade 10 students and those 11th and 12th graders taking GQE (graduation qualifying exam) retests will test the mornings of September 16-18. Grade 3-8 children will test the mornings of the 16th-18th, along with September 24. Grade 5 also tests the morning of the 25th.

Grade 9 students will take NWEA tests on the mornings of September 16-18.

What can you do to prepare for the testing?
Take the review sessions seriously prior to testing day.
Get a good night's sleep.
Have a good breakfast.
Do your best.
Double-check your work on the test.
Ask for help if you need it.

ISTEP testing shows what students know and are able to do at each grade level in core academic subjects. Parents will receive a student report in terms of Pass+, Pass, or Did Not Pass for each subject area. Students not passing ISTEP are entitled to extra help and instructional time to address any areas of need.

For the 2008-09 school year, only, students will take the ISTEP in both the fall and spring.

Best wishes to each Wawasee student as they demonstrate knowledge learned at home and school.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the ISTEP test scores would improve if the students taking the test weren't inundated with homework from their classes during the same time? After taking a 4 hour test, my daughter brought home 2 hours of homework. She wrote a total of 5 essays yesterday! Isn't there anyway we could adjust the curriculum to allow for testing these 3 days?