ELA Interim Benchmark Assessments – January

I want to remind you that next week, January 30th –  February 3rd,  is our testing window for the Interim Assessment Block (IAB).  All students in grades 3-8 will be completing a Performance Task in Language Arts.  Please plan to have your child participate in the assessment as it is a good tool for us to evaluate the effectiveness of our program.  It also helps identify areas where we need to increase services to ensure all of our EASE students are receiving the best education possible.  The data we collect will provide one snapshot of how your child is performing in comparison to their same-age peers.

Testing will be administered Tuesday – Friday, therefore, we will not have Friday with Friends next week.  There will be two testing blocks offered daily:  8:30AM – 10:30AM and 12:00PM – 2:00PM.  The assessment is best completed in two consecutive days.  Please choose one session block for each of the two days.  If your child completes the assessment in the first session, they will not need to return the second day.  However, many students find it helpful, if not necessary, to use two full blocks of time.   Please plan to start early in the week to ensure that your child complete his/her assessment by Friday.  Students do not need to bring anything with them except a positive attitude and a willingness to do their best.  Parents may leave students  and return at the end of the testing block to pick them up.

Thank you for helping us to ensure that your child and all EASE students are receiving the highest quality education possible.

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