PSD Students Getting Ready for Spring Testing
English and math: Students in grades 3-8 and 10/11 will take the Smarter Balanced state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics this spring. These are computer adaptive tests that measure a student's career or college readiness or progress towards being career or college ready. Over 220 colleges, universities, technical schools now use the high school Smarter Balanced assessment results for college course placement, eliminating the need for costly placement tests or remedial coursework in English and/or math.
Science: Students in grades 5 and 8 will take the MSP Science test and high school students in Biology will take the end-of-course exam.
Read and Lead
This year Discovery will be offering Read and Lead! Read and Lead is an 11 week program spnsored by the VPO, that encourages family reading time while encoouraging consistent reading behavior. Read and Lead is a voluntary program that we hope all families choose to participate. Please click here to go to the web site and learn more about this amazing program. Look for more information to come home Friday, January 15!