Happy Easter!

We hope you had a wonderful weekend full of family and memories. We also hope the Easter Bunny brought a few good books to read.

With the end of the school year in sight, it’s time for the state’s yearly assessment. Now aligned to the standards students are expected to learn, the assessment measures more than just test-taking skills, it measures what our students know. It helps our teachers know in which content areas they excel and where they might need professional development. It helps parents know where their kids might need a bit more help over the summer to get ready for the next grade.

We know there’s value in fewer, but better tests for our students. It is critically important to know where our students are, where they are going, and where they need help. The yearly assessment provides invaluable information for everyone involved in the classroom. But we also remember what it’s like to take some of those assessments, and we wanted to offer a few tips for helping your student find success during the testing window.

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or student, we know these next few weeks during the open testing window might be a bit more involved than usual. As always, we’re cheering you on and look forward to continuing to celebrate your success!