IOWA

New Standardized Testing

Asalam Alakum Dear Parents,

The week of April 20th, 2015 will be the week we undergo the annual standardized test for grades kindergarten through 9th, Insha'a Allah.


Annoor Academy will no longer be using the Stanford10 Achievement Test as the test is being discontinued by the publishing company.(Pearson) We will be using the IOWA Test, (Seton) which is used by many private schools in Arkansas and across the nation.


Parents may purchase practice test books for their students from the following site:


http://www.setontesting.com/iowa-tests/


Test format will be practiced with the students but not all instruction time will be dedicated to test preparation. The students have undergone many benchmark tests this year in Literacy and math. The goal of these standardized tests is to give Annoor Academy an idea how effective our instruction and teaching is, the curriculum and where our students rank nationally.


Comparison with 2014 standardized tests will not be possible this year due to lack of prior test data for each student in the IOWA Test formant. This will be possible , Insha'a Allah, 2016.


Make sure your students have a good breakfast the week of testing and at least 8 hours of sleep the night before.


Over the last seven years, Annoor Academy has not charged a testing fee. However as of 2015/ 2016 Academic year we will be charging a testing fee of $40 at the time of academic registration for Kindergarten through 2nd grade and $30 for third grade through 9th grade. This testing fee will change based on what the company charges the school.


Annoor Academy would greatly appreciate it if parents who think they are able to, to

pay for their student's/s' testing fees this academic year on a volunteer basis. As you know, every little bit helps theAnnoor Academy move forward Insha'a Allah.


Jazakum Allahu khayran.


Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh,




F. AlRefai , Principal


T. Hmidan , Vice Pricopal