Students in second and fifth grades have completed the TerraNova achievement tests and the InView cognitive ability tests. Results will be provided to families sometime in April. The purpose of those tests is to screen for potential identification of giftedness. I’m happy to report our excellent attendance during the testing period, especially in fifth grade.
The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAAs) will be administered to third, fourth and fifth graders in all Lakewood elementaries between April 24th—May 7th. The schedule has been carefully crafted with one test occurring per week per grade level. Please do not schedule outside appointments on the dates your child will be tested. The schedule is as follows:
3rd Grade: Tue Apr 29 Reading AND Tue May 6 Math
4th Grade: Fri Apr 25 Reading AND Thur May 1 Math
5th Grade: Thur Apr 24 Reading AND Wed Apr 30 Math AND Weds May 7 Science
Students will answer multiple choice questions and provide short answers -— as well as longer, extended responses—on each test to gauge their acquisition of the content standards. All students work with these standards daily, and many students are attending before or after-school tutoring for additional practice. We have prepared steadily all year and are putting a little more emphasis on the tests now in order to help students feel confident that they will succeed.
Be on the lookout for OAA practice materials that may be sent home with your student and review them together. Additionally, www.ode.state.oh.us provides more information about the OAAs, including Practice Tests. Good luck, all!
Mrs. Merritt F. Waters, Principal