February 27th, 2015

News and Updates from FSMA

"March"ing Forward

Can you believe it will be March when we return on Monday? Over the next few weeks we will continue to immerse children in learning. One thing that parents have begun to ask about is the statewide testing that our 3rd - 6th graders will participate in. We will be sharing some of the details of this activity at the March PTO meeting (3/11 at 6:30 p.m.). The one thing we would like everyone to know is that learning does not look different at FSMA because of a test... we are NOT spending time teaching to a test. We are teaching what our children need to know and the test is just one measure of how children are doing on these skills and concepts. Assessment occurs on a daily basis at FSMA through many different formats and this type of assessment is just one more way we can collect data about our children.