Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Iowa Test of Basic Skills

This week our 2nd-8th grade students are taking the ITBS standardized test. For most students, the scores provide feedback about how much they know and how effective their efforts to learn have been. Like the results from classroom assessments, the results from the ITBS can help students determine how complete their learning has been, which areas can be regarded as strengths, and which areas may need the most extra attention. Such feedback is essential if students are expected to be partners in managing their own instructional time and effort. Results from tests like the ITBS are one type of useful information students can draw upon in their decision-making. Results will be available to parents at Parent Teacher Conferences in November. Make sure to eat and sleep well this week!

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