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Carlton Hills Elementary School

Week of May 2

Testing Information for Parents

State Testing Dates for 3rd-8th grades: May 2-May 20, 2022


What do the state tests measure? Tests are designed to measure either ability or achievement. Achievement tests (such as the state tests) can help measure what children have learned in one subject or many.


Why do schools give children tests?

Tests help teachers, parents, and students know more about what children have learned and what they need to work on. It is important to remember, however, that tests don’t tell everything. Other information- class work, projects and teacher comments- should also be considered when trying to give an accurate picture of how a child is doing.


What can I do to help my child to do better on tests?

  • Mark important test dates on the calendar.
  • Try not to schedule anything for the night before the test.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
  • Eating a nutritious breakfast can also help your child perform better.
  • Encourage your child to do their very best.
  • Try to avoid any stressful situations for your child.


Feel confident about your child’s abilities and celebrate their achievements.

We all know test results are important. They are important because they help us measure the impact of our instruction. To encourage kids to do their best on a test, we can…

-Encourage a positive attitude: “It may be tough but you can do it!”

-Be sure they eat a good breakfast. Kids think better on a full stomach.

-Tell them not to worry if a question seems tricky: Reread it. Answer the best you can.

-Remind them to go back to make sure they didn’t make careless mistakes.

-Be on time to school.


Parents: Thank you for your support and partnership in helping to create a positive academic experience for your child. You are terrific!

Have a great week!


Mrs. Simpson, Principal

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Thank you to everyone who attended our PTA Family Field Day Event!

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Parent Survey: We need your help

Dear Santee School District Families,

Over the past two years, we have implemented various virtual communication and engagement options so families could stay engaged with their schools through the challenges of the pandemic. We understand that some of these virtual options may be of continued interest to our families.

Please complete this quick survey to share your preferences, or copy and paste this link into your web browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSDParentInputSurvey.

Thank you for your input!

Santee School District

New Science Curriculum

Santee School District is in the process of adopting new middle school science curriculum for implementation next year. To view sample materials from the two finalists, click below.

Stanford Scale

OpenSciEd

If, after viewing the sample materials, you have any feedback you wish to share about these materials, click HERE.