From Ms. Hodge:
Coming up next month, over the course of two weeks from May 22 to May 31st, students in Grades 3 - 5 will be taking the CAASP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). This is a set of four, online assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics. These assessments are meant to assess how all students are progressing toward meeting California grade level standards. Each grade has a slightly different schedule, but all students will have 4 days of testing.
Most students will test on chrome books in their own classrooms while others will work on chrome books in the library or in smaller workspaces if need be. These tests are not timed. Students can work at their own pace and over several periods on the same test, if needed. Basically, we want students to be as comfortable and focused as possible, so we will be setting up optimal "work conditions" for students so they can show what they know.
You can help by making sure your children arrive at school on time, each and every day of testing. They will feel best if they are well rested and sent off with words of encouragement and a good hug. Also, please feel free to send your child with his or her own headphones to use at school (in a labeled baggie) during or even before testing. Please avoid scheduling any appointments or family trips during this period. If you have something unavoidable on your calendar, please notify your classroom teacher and the office immediately so we can make plans to test your children at an alternate time. Thank you for your support!