This year we want to constantly stay on top of making sure all of the students are successful in the classroom and their needs are being met. In grades 2-6, your child will be given a screener in the fall, winter and spring to measure their reading. The screener is titled, FAST. This year the students will be taking the aReading screener in their classrooms using their iPads. In the past, I took the classes to the computer lab. I will be doing the early literacy screening for kindergarten and first grade. Preschool will also take part in a screening called IGDI's. I will be administering the preschool through first grade screeners in my classroom. Your child's test results will be shared with you at fall conferences.
Keep checking your child's classroom website or notes that come home to alert you when they will be administering the screener in their classroom.
These are suggestions for preparation for standardized tests, but they can also be helpful for preparing for any type of classroom assessment.
1. Make sure your child gets adequate rest the night before the tests.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast. We think better when we have a full stomach.
3. Speak positively about the test to your child and give them words of wisdom.
3. Take time to kindly reassure your child if they do their very best and take their time, you are confident they will succeed.
4. Make sure your child gets to school on time so they can get settled before the test starts. Most teachers schedule their tests first thing in the morning.
5. Please try to schedule any appointments around your child's testing as much as possible.
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