Standardized Testing

March 23, 2017

Do you remember testing week when you were in school? Take a test. Fill in the bubbles. Take another test. Year after year. More tests. 


Not much has changed. Schools continue to give standardized tests to measure student achievement on an annual basis. Test results can also help to evaluate a school's overall performance; the testing results are one measure of curriculum accountability.


St. John’s students in Grades K-8 will take the Stanford 10 Achievement Test during the week of April 3-7. To help children do their best, the three most important things to do at home are:

1. Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.

2. Have your child eat a healthy breakfast.

3. Be in school; we need your child in attendance on the testing days so we get complete information.


And lastly, do not stress about the test … and don’t put additional stress on your child either. The test is simply that … a test. You can’t “fail” the standardized test; it simply shows us what the child has learned and what areas need additional support.


We all want our children to do their best, and with your encouragement and support the SAT10 will give us a good snapshot of your child’s academic progress.

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