Cheetah Wrap Up
Week of April 4
The Week That Was
Standardized Testing This Month
The ERB is a well-established and highly reputable test commonly used in college preparatory private schools and highly regarded public school districts throughout the U.S. This sample will give us a better basis of comparison for our scores going forward. Another advantage of the ERB is that it is an adaptive test taken on an iPad or computer. The test questions adapt to students’ responses. If a student answers a question correctly, he or she is given more difficult questions. This type of assessment will provide us with significantly more data on student’s strengths and potential areas for further growth and challenge.
Kindergarten Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL). This test consists of two main sections: reasoning (verbal and quantitative) and achievement (early literacy and mathematics). Our Kindergarten students will take this assessment the week of April 25th.
Grades 1 and up Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) assessments will be administered. The test sections are verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning and mathematics. These students will take this assessment the week of April 18th.
We pride ourselves on approaching each child as an individual, and we do not teach to a test. Standardized tests are only one tool that we use in conjunction with projects, participation, quizzes and classroom tests to assess your child’s progress and particular learning needs. Standardized tests help our school make informed, data driven decisions about our effectiveness in implementing our curriculum so that it is relevant for each child. These tests also help our national education department to continuously improve our curriculum, support materials and professional development programs.
You do not have to do anything to "prep" your child for these assessments. All we ask is that your child come to school well rested and having eaten a healthy breakfast. It will be imperative that all students are in school at 9:00 am.
Parent Appreciation Week at CBA!
Muffins with Mom: Tuesday, April 12th 7:45-8:30 am
Donuts with Dad: Thursday, April 14th 7:45-8:30 am
On these two days we invite you for some coffee, juice, muffins/donuts, and a bright start to your morning. Children are invited to attend these events with their parent(s).
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Please turn in your PNO form on Monday, April 11th.
Mother's Day Flowers
Please turn in your Mother's Day Flowers form by Friday, April 15th as we must place the order with the florist in advance.
CALLING FOR ALL SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATIONS
Our summer camp brochures are located in our lobby. if you have any questions, please speak with Justin or Lydia.
Thursday, April 14th: Donuts with Dad
Friday, April 15th: Spirit T Shirt Day and Parents Night Out
Week of April 18th: Spring Scholastic Book Fair and CTP Testing