February 8, 2010, 12:00 AM - February 12, 2010, 12:00 AM
St. Ignatius School will be administering the Iowa Test of Basic Skills during the week of February 8th, to grades K - 8. It is not an intelligence test. This type of testing gives us an indication of the progress our students have made so that we can plan the next school year.
Please encourage your child to approach this week of testing with a positive attitude. All we ask is that they do their best. We do not, nor should you, expect your child to know all the answers. The students cannot fail this test. Test scores do not affect your child’s promotion to the next grade.
In order for the students to perform at their best level, we ask that they get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and be encouraged by Mom and/or Dad on the way to school. Since the third quarter of school is over and this week is aside for testing, the students will not have homework.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT ALL STUDENTS ARRIVE AT SCHOOL
BY 8:00AM. Once testing has begun, students will not be allowed to enter the classroom until that portion of testing has been completed. Students who arrive late will stay in the office until their teacher notifies us that they are between tests. We will do make-up testing in the afternoon in the administrative office.
Students in grades 4-8 must bring at least two (2) No.2 pencils.
All students will have a morning break and they should bring a healthy snack.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CANDY OR SODAS.
Fruit, granola and/or fruit bars, veggie sticks and juice are some suggestions.
Student may want to bring a towel to sit on for snack time.
Healthy snacks and drinks will be available for sale for those who forget to bring one
at a cost of .75-1.00 per item.
Testing will begin on Monday morning and continue through Friday morning