Well, we have nearly completed our first week of school. We crossed a lot of items off our list of to-do: health checks, head lice checks, bus evacuation drill... It has been busy.
Next week we will test our Elementary students in DIBELS on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to determine where their abilities lie in Reading. This information will help us to group students to best serve everyone. The tests are not difficult, but the best results come when students are well rested and have had a good breakfast. Please keep this in mind. Encouragement from home to do your very best on testing material goes a long way with students.
The following week we will test all students in MAP. This test replaces the old achievement tests we took as kids. This is our second year using MAP and the data we receive is amazing. Testing for elementary will be spread out over the week. Secondary students, grades 7-11, will test all day on Wednesday, September 2. This means that Seniors will have the day off since they are not tested.
The air is much cooler in the buildings. Things are beginning to settle into a routine. Life is good at Callaway Public School.