TXVA February 2016 Newsletter

Information, Data and Fun coming to TXVA this month!

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Important Upcoming Dates

February 2 - MS Math Teachers Professional Development (no 6-8 math classes)
February 8-12 - Interim Assessments (see schedule below)
February 9 - ES Math Teachers Professional Development (no 3-5 math classes)
February 15 - President's Day - Student and Staff Holiday
February 16 - ES/MS ELA Teachers Professional Development (no 3-8 ELA math classes)
February 25 - All ES/MS Teachers Professional Development (no classes)

Staff Shout Out

Please take a moment and give a shout out to a staff member. Our staff loves hearing from you! Thank you for making their day with this positive feedback!

Testing Dates for the rest of the year

We know you want to add these dates to your calendars so here are all the dates for the rest of the year.

February 8-12: Interim testing
March 29-April 1: STAAR testing (Grades 4, 5, 7, 8)
May 2-6: HS EOC testing (some of our teachers will be out helping with this testing)
May 9-12: STAAR testing (grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) and Retesting (grades 5,8)
May 18-22: MAP Spring Testing Window
June 21-24: STAAR retesting (grades 5,8)
July 11-15: HS EOC Retesting

Specifics for each grade are listed here.
3rd grade
  • May 9th Math
  • May 10th Reading
4th grade
  • March 29th Writing
  • May 9th Math
  • May 10th Reading
5th grade
  • March 29th Math
  • March 30th Reading
  • May 11th Science
6th grade
  • May 9th Math
  • May 10th Reading
7th grade
  • March 29th Writing
  • May 9th Math
  • May 10th Reading
8th grade
  • March 29th Math
  • March 30th Reading
  • May 11th Science
  • May 12th Social Studies

Interim Assessment Plan for week of 2/8

Beginning the week of February 8th , you will take an interim assessment for each of your core courses. Interims can be taken at any point within the week of February 8th - 12th, but must be submitted by 5pm Friday, February 12th . Please note that interim assessments will cover the learning objectives that have been covered in CC’s and the OLS up to this point in the year.

During this week, teachers will use one of their CC’s to direct students to take their associated interim assessments so that students have more time to complete the assessments. There will be no exit tickets in the core classes and one less OLS lesson for interim week (reflected on the course content calendars). During the following regularly scheduled CC’s, teachers will direct students to complete the interim for their subject.

Please see your kmail for specific instructions on how to access the assessment in Study Island.

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade:

Monday 2/8- Science

Tuesday 2/9- Social Studies

Wednesday 2/10- Math

Thursday 2/11- Reading

Friday 2/12- Writing (if applicable)

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