We wanted to take a moment to remind our students and families that the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) will take place Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16. All students in grades 3-11 will take tests in reading, math and language and writing. Students in grades 5, 8 and 10 will also take the science test. Testing will be in person and take place in the mornings.

The purpose of the ISASP is to allow students to demonstrate what they have learned and how they are progressing. The data it provides represents one way we measure student success. As a district, we will closely examine the results as we make key decisions and ensure we are setting high expectations for student progress and achievement. 

A free healthy breakfast will be served each day starting at 8:00 a.m., prior to the start of testing for the day. Below are some tips to help ensure your student is prepared:

*Make sure your student gets enough sleep the night before.

*Make sure your student has a good breakfast or arrives to school on time for our free breakfast.

*Remind your student of the importance of taking the test seriously.

*Encourage your student to do their best and have a positive attitude.

*Explain that even though questions will be difficult and they may not know all the answers, it is important for students not to leave an answer blank.

*Being on time and in attendance is important for all testing.

Building specific information will be shared later this week. Thank you for your partnership and encouraging your student to put forth a strong effort on these assessments!