September 14, 2016
Along with all of the schools in the Diocese of Joliet, we will be administering the Iowa Assessments from September 22, 2016 through September 30, 2016 to students in third through eighth grade.
These tests are designed to measure your child’s potential and to see if he/she is working above or below that level. The tests also help the school to modify and improve its curriculum to better meet the needs of our students. This becomes even more important as the school strives to fulfill its goal to address the learning styles of students.
Parents can help their children have a pleasant experience by reassuring them that all that is expected of them on these tests is to do their best. Your child’s performance will be improved by making sure that he/she gets plenty of sleep and by giving your child a healthy breakfast before school.
Due to the testing of students during the school day, we will be unable to interrupt your child(ren)’s homeroom for any reason, nor will we be able to call students from any grade level down to the office.
Please do not schedule appointments for your child during the school day if at all possible.
The teachers will tell the children what they need to bring to school to facilitate taking the tests.
The results of the tests will be sent to you sometime before the end of the school year. Thank you for your cooperation in this important part of your child’s school progress.
Mr. Daniel Flaherty