May 2, 2019

Greetings Families,

Head's Up!

State testing at Kent Middle School begins next Friday, May 10th with the California Science Test in 5th and 8th grades. If possible, during the week that your child is taking tests, please send your child to school with their own earbuds/earphones to use during testing. We have a limited supply for students. In order to accommodate the daily testing sessions within the school day, this causes our lunch period to begin later than usual. Please try to send your child with a larger-than-normal snack if possible. Students will be able to eat a snack during the break between testing sessions.

May 10 and May 20, 2019: California Science Test for 5th and 8th graders

May 14 – May 17, 2019: Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in ELA and Math for 5th and 6th graders

May 20 – May 24, 2019: Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in ELA and Math for 7th and 8th graders

Here is a link to a one-page guide for parents about the state tests:

www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/caasppparentres.pdf

Learn more about CAASPP testing.

Thank you,

Jenny Walsh
Kent Assistant Principal