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.

    Testing calendar

    MCA information

    ACCESS Information

    Testing information for parents

     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.

    STEP Testing

     For additional informtion on testing contact your child's teacher.