As we approach the end of the year, we prepare for our annual state assessments. All students in grades 3-5 will participate in the MCAS 2.0 or Next Generation MCAS. These assessments provide us with important data regarding the performance of our students and our school. This year students in grades 3-5 will be participating in these assessments during the months of May and June. Each grade level will participate in 1 English Language Arts sessions and 1 Mathematics sessions. The 5th grade will also participate in the Science assessment which is 1 session. These tests are computer-based and will be administered using the student tablets.
If your child is currently learning remotely, they will be expected to take the assessment while at home. If you prefer your child take this assessment at school, we can make those arrangements. You will be asked to bring your child to school on the designated testing date and we will ensure a separate testing location for the remote learners. Please contact Miss O’Brien if you are interested in this option.
It is our goal to ensure that all students feel prepared and confident when approaching the assessment. We ask that students take this assessment very seriously so they can show all that they have learned. We ask that they show their thinking by working through difficult text and problems to demonstrate a growth mindset. You can help at home by ensuring that your child:
- Gets a good night’s sleep and plenty of rest the night before each testing session.
- Arrives at school on time so they may enjoy breakfast in the classroom with their peers.
- Comes to school with a positive “I can” attitude (a word of praise from parents is always a great way to begin the day)