May 9, 2018
Your child will be taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR test on Monday, May 14th (3rd /4th grade Math and 5th grade Math retakes), Tuesday, May 15th ( 3rd/4th grade Reading and 5th grade Reading retakes), and Wednesday, May 16th (5th Grade Science).
This is a high stakes test. Third and fourth grade students must pass the test in order to avoid attending summer school. All fifth graders must pass the math and reading tests in order to be promoted to the next grade level as well as to avoid attending summer school.
Your child has worked very hard to master the objectives that will be measured on this test. We hope that you will encourage your child to do the very best he or she possibly can on the STAAR test.
It is very important that your child gets a good night’s sleep before the test. Please make sure your child is in bed early so that he or she will be well rested.
It is also important that your child eat a good breakfast on the morning of the test. Please make sure your child eats breakfast at home or at school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings. If your child is going to eat breakfast at school and you drop them off please make sure they are here by 7:20 a.m. Otherwise, please make sure your child is here by 7:45 a.m.
Only trained personnel are allowed in the building during testing. Parents will not be allowed in the building on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thank you for your help and cooperation.
Timpson Elementary Faculty & Staff