STAAR End-of-Course Exams - May 2nd-4th

  •  April 21, 2017

Dear Parent(s):
     STAAR testing time has come.  Students who need Algebra I, Biology and US History tests will take the STAAR EOC tests on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
    We are confident that our students are ready. Students and teachers alike have been working rigorously since the beginning of the school year to master the skills needed to be successful on the STAAR tests.  
      The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) is a state mandated test that measures the statewide curriculum in reading at Grades 3-8; in writing at Grades 4 and 7; in mathematics at Grades 3-8; in science at Grades 5, 8; and social studies at Grades 8. Furthermore STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests are administered to students enrolled in the following High school classes: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. history. All students enrolled in those courses are REQUIRED to participate in this testing. Satisfactory performance on STAAR tests is a prerequisite to grade promotion in grades 3-8 and satisfactory performance on the STAAR EOC tests is prerequisite to a high school diploma.
The tests that will be administered in May 2016 are on the following dates.   
May tests:
End-of-Course Exams
5/2   Algebra I
5/3   U.S. History
5/4    Biology
                 5/8           5/9   
Grade 6     Math        Reading   
Grade 7     Math        Reading   
Grade 8     Math        Reading  
                 Reteset     Retest      
                 5/10          5/11
Grade 8     Science    Social Studies
      Several things you can do to help ensure a successful testing experience is that your student arrives on time, fully rested and prepared to test. It is also important to make sure your child eats a good dinner the night before, if not a good breakfast the morning of testing. Similarly, encouraging your student to do his or her personal best can greatly improve self-confidence levels leading to better performance.  Also, please regard HSA procedures for cellular telephones/electronic devices.
     Thank you for all you do to help your student be as successful as possible, and for all of your contributions to Harmony Science Academy. I will be more than happy to assist if you have any questions.
Elizabeth Parchman
Testing Coordinator

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