Weekly Update: Week of April 27th

Announcements for the week of April 27th.

On April 27th we will begin State testing at Parkview. All students in 3rd through 6th grade will take the California Assessment for Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Below you will find the schedule for testing, the amount of time estimated for each grade level, and the subjects that will be tested.

We will begin with 3rd grade during the week of April 27 through May 1st and we will test one grade level per week. The amount of time for each test is an estimate as these are NOT timed tests, so students can take as long as they need.

Date Grade Level English Language Arts Math
April 21 – May 1 3rd Grade 4 Hours 3 hours
May 4 – May 8 4th Grade 4 hours 3 hours
May 11 – May 15 *5th Grade 4 hours 3 hours
May 18 – 22 6th Grade 4 hours 3.5 hours
  • 5th Grade will take the Science California Standards Test (CST) on Wednesday, April 29th and Thursday, April 30th.

There is one unique feature of the CAASPP tests that our students have never experienced. These tests are adaptive, which means, that as students answer questions, the test will get easier or harder depending on whether they get the answers correct or incorrect. This will mean that students who struggle, will find that the test will get easier, and students who do well will find that the test get progressively more challenging. This is certainly an improvement from the one-size fits all approach in prior years.

The effort your children have extended since July and the instruction that we have designed has prepared them to show what they know on these assessments and that is all we can ask. Please encourage your son/daughter to work hard and try their best each day!

– Week at a Glance-

Monday, 4/27 – News Letters Go Home

  • 9am – Grade 3 CAASPP Testing, English Language Arts (ELA)

Tuesday, 4/28 – Paperwork Goes Home

  • 9am – Grade 3 CAASPP Testing, Math
  • 1:45pm – Apex Fun Run Pep Rally
  • 2:15pm – Gr. 3 CAASPP Classroom Activity

 Wednesday, 4/92

  • 9am – Grade 3 CAASPP Testing, ELA Performance Task Day 1
  • 9am – Gr. 5 CST Science

 Thursday, 4/30

  • 9am – Grade 3 CAASPP Testing, ELA Performance Task Day 2
  • 9am – Gr. 5 CST Science
  • 2:00pm – Gr. 3 CAASPP Classroom Activity

Friday, 5/1 – Minimum Day

  • 9am – Grade 3 CAASPP Testing, Math Performance Task
  • 9am – GATE Re-Assessment
  • 11:10am – Earthquake Drill
  • Dismissal Times
  • TK: 12:10pm
  • K: 1:55pm
  • 1-6: 2:05pm

-Looking Ahead-

May 7th – APEX Fun Run

May 25th – No school, Memorial Day

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