Although the state has removed the retention consequence portion of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee for students who do not score at least a 683 on the Third Grade English Language Arts Ohio State Test, the state does still expect third grade students to take the Fall and Spring ELA Ohio State Test. We have made arrangements for both our in-person students and our Colts Online Learning Academy students to take the test the week of October 26th – 30th. All 3rd Grade ELA testing will be on paper for the 2020-2021 school year. The plans for both groups of students are outlined below.
In-Person Students: Our students attending school for in-person instruction will take the tests on Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th with their homeroom teachers in the morning. Students will be able to participate in make-up testing on the 28th-30th if they miss school on Monday or Tuesday.
Colts Online Learning Academy Students: Our students attending school virtually will be able to take the tests on Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th in the CES cafeteria. To accommodate parents and address any concerns parents might have regarding safety, we will have testing spaces in the cafeteria at tables that have been disinfected before students arrive and students will be able to sit more than six feet apart from each other. Participation in fall testing will require students to wear masks while in the building (except during mask breaks designated by the teachers facilitating the testing). Our cafeteria testing will be facilitated by Mrs. Witschey and Mrs. Roush.
Parents should plan to bring their third grade students to the building after bus arrival, between 9:15-9:30, park in the bus parking lot off of Friendsville Road, and walk their children to the event doors on the Friendsville Road side of the building. A staff member will greet you at the door and take attendance of students as they arrive. These students will then be escorted directly to the cafeteria across the hall from the event door entrance where they will be given directions and will have an opportunity to take the test. Students should be picked up by parents at 11:30 am. Students should bring something to read in case they finish early.
Our online students will also be able to participate in make-up testing the rest of the week.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the testing schedule, please email Mr. Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org