As you know, administration of the 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) begins next week on the Bethany campus for our 3rd – 8th grade parents. We’re very proud of how hard our students have worked to prepare for this challenging assessment and expect them to do very well. Please review the following do’s and don’ts of testing to help your child be successful.
- Make sure your children have eaten well on test days. Studies suggest that good nutrition is related to improved attention and concentration.
- Help your children by encouraging a good night’s rest before exams. Children who are tired will have difficulty focusing on their work.
- Make the morning of test days pleasant. Stress will impair your children’s ability to perform their best.
- Remind your children to dress comfortably. Our theme this year is Bethany’s Got Game, so encourage your children to wear sweats, basketball shorts, athletic wear, or other comfortable clothing.
- Ensure that your children make it to school on time so that they do not miss instructions and are allowed ample time to settle in and relax before the test begins. (Note that children arriving after a test session begins will be held in the office so that the testing environment is not interrupted.)
- Don’t schedule dental or doctor’s appointments on test days.
- Don’t be too anxious about your children’s test scores. Although it is important to let them know that the tests should be taken seriously, it is also important not to increase test anxiety.
- Don’t underestimate your influence on your children. Taking an interest in what they are doing at school and helping them prepare for tests will certainly have a positive impact on them.
Thank you for your assistance as Bethany students show what they know!