Mercury Monday Memo

April 22, 2013

STAR Testing Begins This Week

STAR testing of Mercury 2nd through 11th grade students begins this week. Schedules for testing have been sent by mail and by email. If you have not received your child's schedule, please contact the school right away. (See contact information below.)


The STAR tests are aligned to the state content standards for the subjects listed here for each grade level.


The California Board of Education determined the performance levels as:

  • Advanced — This category represents a superior performance. Students demonstrate a comprehensive and complex understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.
  • Proficient — This category represents a solid performance. Students demonstrate a competent and adequate understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.
  • Basic — This category represents a limited performance. Students demonstrate a partial and rudimentary understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.
  • Far Below/Below Basic — This category represents a serious lack of performance. Students demonstrate little or flawed understanding of the knowledge and skills measured by this assessment, at this grade, in this content area.

The goal in California is to have all students perform at the proficient or advanced level.


Encourage your child to give his/her best effort on each test. We are asking each Mercury student to "show what you know"!


Sincerely,


Tammy Kirkpatrick
Head of School

951-213-0286

tkirkpatrick@mercuryed.com



April Parent Education Meeting


April Parent Education!

Topic: College and Career Awareness

Date: Thursday, April 25

Time: 5:30pm Pacific

Location: http://tinyurl.com/jfloydoffice
STAR Test Dates

Corona - April 22-24
Wildomar - April 29-May 2
San Diego - May 6-8

(Additional sites/dates have been arranged)


April Parent Education Meeting
April 25
http://tinyurl.com/jfloydoffice


Last Day of School

June 18



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