IOWA and CogAT testing will be administered September 6-14. Fifth graders WILL be taking the IOWA test September 11-14.
ALL schedules will be altered during testing week. 5th Grade Specials: 11:15-11:55 Our Lunch: 12:15-12:45 Visitors will NOT be allowed in the building during testing times. The test will begin around 8 am.
Here are some suggestions that you can do to help your child succeed:
Make sure your child comes to school each day for testing. There is a very short make-up window so it is very important they are here each day.
Make sure your child arrives at school on time. Testing is started early each day.
Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest.
Have your child eats a healthy breakfast at home.
Please avoid breakfasts with high sugar that could make them hyper and avoid heavy foods that could make them groggy. Students will need to remain in their seats during the testing session (about 1 ½ hours).
If you are anxious about your child’s test, its okay but try to keep cool around your child, you don’t want them to get anxious about their tests too.
Gently encourage your child to do their best.
Keep a positive attitude towards testing.
Talking about the test with your child can relieve stress about test taking.
Please let me know if there is a planned absence during our testing time. Let me know if you have any questions.