We will be giving your child state-required achievement tests March 4th through the 8th. Students in grades 3 through 6th will be tested in reading and mathematics. Students in grades 4 will also be tested in science. The tests are a part of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) program, and are being given to all eligible students. The results of reading, mathematics and science state tests will be reported to you on the School Report Card in the fall. We will review state test results along with other information to help us improve our school program. In addition, you will receive information about your child’s performance on the state tests he or she took.
You can help your child do his or her best on the test by:
1) making sure, if possible, that your child attends school on the days of testing; testing will be begin by 8:45 A.M.
2) making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
3) providing breakfast on the mornings of testing;
4) reminding your child to ask the teacher questions if he or she does not understand the test directions;
5) letting your child know that you have confidence in his or her ability to do his or her best;
6) advising your child not to worry about the test-just do the best he or she can; and
Please call your child’s teacher if you want additional information or have further questions about these tests. You can also go to www. isbe.net/assessment for further information and for a practice test.
We look forward to sharing the ISAT results with you next fall.