Testing information for families
Testing is used in schools to measure student achievement. State tests are given to students in a district once a year, based on their grade level and subject area. Classroom tests are given by individual teachers on a more regular basis and may include quizzes, mid-terms, chapter tests, and final exams, among others. Both types of tests give teachers an idea of how well their students are learning the concepts presented to them in the classroom. See attached documents for more information.
These guides outline Pre Reading through the 12 stages. It will help you stay in
tune with your child’s STEP level and developing reading skills.
The single most important activity you can do with your child is to read with
your child and discuss the meaning of the story.
You will see that many strategies are introduced at one level and carried out
over the next several steps until they are mastered. Many times a student is
encouraged to try previously learned strategies at harder levels of text.
Also listed at each level is a “bottom line.” The “bottom line” is the goal to
be accomplished at each STEP level.
Many activities and reading strategies are provided for you to work on
outside of school. Monthly reading logs are provided so you can keep track
of your child’s progress.
For additional informtion on testing contact your child's teacher.