6th Grade Wolverine Weekly

Week of May 9th-May 13th

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Information for STAAR Testing

Please review the following information regarding the STAAR testing that will take place this week.

  • Mr. Johnson has awarded the students with High School dress days Monday-Friday of this week.

  • School Visitors & Lunches - Visitors will not be allowed past the office on STAAR testing days. The delivery of outside food to the classrooms will not be allowed during STAAR testing. Students may bring a sack lunch from home, or can purchase a hot lunch from the school. Thank you for helping us create a quiet testing environment and for your support of students during this important testing time.

  • Doctor/Dental Appointments - During STAAR testing, we ask parents to please schedule any doctor or dental appointments for a different date. Students must be present on all state testing days.

  • Teacher Conferences - ALL staff members have been assigned testing duties, so any necessary conferences will have to be scheduled on non-STAAR dates.

  • Cell phones - Due to a directive from the Texas Education Agency, all schools in the state developed a cell phone/testing policy. On State Testing Days – All telecommunication devices (i.e. cell phone, PDA, pager, mp3 players, iPods, etc.) are to be turned off and turned over to the test administrator at the beginning of testing, for the duration of the test. If your child has a cell phone, the test administrator will collect them, place them in a Ziploc bag, and will return them to students after testing is completed at the end of the day.

    If a student does not turn in his/her cell phone and it is discovered that the student had/has such a device at any time during the testing period (preparing for test, actively testing, waiting for dismissal from testing room, etc.) the device will be immediately confiscated and an administrator will conduct an investigation that could lead to investigation by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and a failing score on the exam. The device will not be returned until cleared by TEA.

  • Other Cell Phone Information: The possession of cell phones during state-mandated testing is strictly prohibited. Cell phones will not be allowed during STAAR testing. Students will be given the opportunity to turn phones in to their testing administrator as soon as they arrive to the classroom. Phones will be returned by the end of the testing period. If a cell phone is detected as being in the position of the student during testing, IT WILL BE CONFISCATED. All text messages will be read (relevant text messages will be documented). The indicated telephone number will be documented (the number or text documented would be one that caused the phone to indicate that it was on and receiving). The student’s phone will be returned ONLY after a thorough investigation. A cell phone being contacted during testing also counts toward any cell phone recorded offenses with subsequent disciplinary action being taken according to the student code of conduct. Disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and will include confiscation of the device and an at-home suspension of all students involved for three school days. The school may also charge the owner for the release of certain telecommunications devices.

Testing Dates:

  • Monday, May 9th: 6th and 7th Math STAAR

  • Tuesday, May 10th: 6th and 7th Reading STAAR

  • Wednesday, May 11th: 8th Science STAAR

  • Thursday, May 12th: 8th Social Studies STAAR

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