2015 PARCC End of Year Assessment

Dear 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Parents,

It is almost time to administer the PARCC-End of Year (EOY) assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and in Math.  In addition, our fifth grade students will take the Science MCAS test.

The PARCC (EOY) assessment is scheduled during the week of May 18th-May 22nd  Grade 5 students will take the Science MCAS test on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  Below is our PARCC testing schedule for May:

Monday, May 18

  • Grade 3 Math 9:00 am – 10:45 am
  • Grade 4 Math 9:00 am – 10:45 am
  • Grade 5 Math 9:45 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday, May 19

  • Grade 3 Math 9:00 am – 10:45 am
  • Grade 4 Math 9:00 am – 10:45 am
  • Grade 5 Math 9:45 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 20

  • Grade 3 ELA 9:00 am – 10:45 am
  • Grade 4 ELA 9:00 am – 10:45 am
  • Grade 5 ELA 9:45 am – 11:30 am

Thursday, May 21 – Make-ups

  • Grade 3, 4, 5 from 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Friday, May 22 – Make-ups

  • Grade 3, 4, 5 from 9:00 am – 10:45 am

It is very important that students attend school on the day of testing.  Attendance on the day of the test gives the student the best opportunity to do his best.  Make-ups though effective, interrupt a child’s school day and may occasionally require them to miss classroom activities.

Please encourage your child to embrace the challenge, to persist and to take smart learning risks.  There are several other simple things parents can do that make a difference on testing day:

  • Please make sure your child attends school on testing day and is on time. If you have scheduled a doctor visit or plan to keep your child out of school for any reason, please reschedule those plans so children can take the test during their scheduled times.
  • Please ensure your child goes to bed early and eats a hearty breakfast before coming to school.
  • Communicate confidence, highlight their strengths and encourage your child to review their work and never give up. They can do it!

Thank you very much for your support and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at EJohnson@bpsk12.org

Sincerely,
Ellen K. Johnson

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