Thursday, April 11, 2013

FCAT INFORMATION!


Reminder: Next week is FCAT testing

Monday, April 15-Thursday, April 18th

 

Dear Parents,

                In preparation for FCAT, our administration has asked us to convey some very important information to you.  Please be aware that during FCAT, according to our test administration manuals, students may not have electronic devices on the day of testing.  If students are found with any electronic devices including cell phones, smartphones, watches with alarms, etc. during testing or breaks, their tests will be invalidated.  Please leave all electronic devices at home on the days your child is testing.

                Also, if students leave campus before completing the test ( for lunch, a medical appointment, etc.), they will not be allowed to complete the rest of the test for that sessions.  If a student does not feel well the day of the test, it may be best for the student to wait and be tested on a make-up day.  Please do not plan to pull out a child during our testing administration hours.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter.  If you are not able to reschedule a mandatory appointment, please contact your child’s teacher in advance to discuss some possible alternatives.

                Finally, Prior to testing, students will be asked to affirm a Testing Rules Acknowledgement that read:” I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.”  Students will be required to sign  to confirm they understand the rules.

                We know our students have worked very hard all year and we want to be able to celebrate their achievements and show all they have learned.  Thank you for your cooperation and helping our students to be successful!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Donovan