Important STAAR Testing Information

Important STAAR Testing Information
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Dear Parents and Guardians:

During the spring semester, campuses are required to administer STAAR assessments (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) in grades 3-5. Please be aware that on all STAAR assessment days, our campus will be a closed campus. No visitors will be allowed on campus for lunch, to volunteer, etc., in any grade level on STAAR assessment days. Test security and an optimal assessment environment are high priorities for the state, our district, and our campus. The spring STAAR assessment dates are as follows:

Tuesday, April 10 (5th Grade Math; 4th grade writing)

Wednesday, April 11 (5th grade reading)

Monday, May 14 (3rd Grade Math; 4th Grade Math)

Tuesday, May 15 (3rd grade reading; 4th grade reading)

Wednesday, May 16 (5th grade science)

If you were planning to bring birthday cupcakes/cookies for a birthday on any of the above dates for your child, we ask that you make alternative arrangements to bring those treats on another day.

As always, students should get a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast the morning of to help their brains be ready for the testing environment. Research proves that when you are well rested and you are nourished, your brain works better. Students who are testing are also encouraged to bring a snack that will not cause a distraction during testing.

We would like STAAR assessment days to be successful for each student. The staff at Peterson Elementary is committed to providing a school environment that contributes to high levels of performance each day. Thank you for your support in helping us to ensure the best possible assessment environment for our students.

Che’ Williams M.Ed.

Assistant Principal

O.A. Peterson Elementary