New York State Tests are fast approaching for students in the Middle School Building. Students will be tested in ELA on April 2nd and 3rd and in Math on May 1st and 2nd. Students will take these tests on paper this year and all students will be released at 1:00pm on testing days.
Tests are untimed as they have been for the past two years. Students, who need more time, will be able continue to work on their tests after 1:00 pm. During testing days your child’s school day will be primarily focused on testing. We will provide an extra breakfast and they will have some opportunities to relax after the test. Students who complete all tests to the best of their ability will be awarded with a trip to Darien Lake in June.
Over the past several years there has been some controversy around these tests, but like it or not these tests are essential to the success of Charter Schools. This is a chance for us, as a school, to show the decision makers at the State level that our students are outstanding, capable, and ready for high school.
Please review the documents attached to get a full picture of why these tests are important for every single student.
The most common question is Why Test?
There are many measures of success for Charter Schools, but one of the most important measures is improving student outcomes. New York State Tests are one of the primary indicators of the success of our school. We are excited for testing and appreciate your support during this important time of the year.
Middle School Principal