Thursday, March 10, 2016

Homework Club/Smarter Balanced Testing

Smarter Balanced testing is a state mandated test all students in grades 3-8 take on the computers. Testing, at PWS, begins Thursday, March 17th and continues until the last class finishes on Tuesday, April 5th. It's important to note that not all classes will be testing every day during that time frame. There are a total of seven testing sessions that students partake in for English Language Arts and Math.  Every class has participated in an orientation session with their classroom teacher and the technology integration teacher, Mrs. Cassamassino. During this session they explored the tools available to then while testing as well as the various types of questions they'll encounter.

Since third and fourth grade teachers will not be assigning much homework during these times, homework club is canceled for Thursday, March 17th; Tuesday, March 22nd; Thursday, March 24th; Tuesday, March 29th; Thursday, March 31st; and Tuesday, April 5th.