Dear Parents and Students,
New World Teachers, Parents, and Students are used to the talk of testing. At our monthly Parent meetings, we discuss the progress of our school and share ideas on how parents can help their children perform better every time they take the test. The Galileo test is used by the school to prepare our students to perform their best on the State test, now called AASA (Arizona Academic Standards Assessment). The AASA is given to all public students (3-8) and helps the State determine if the students at a particular school are performing academically.
Why is this important? It is important to Parents because it tells them how their child is doing and if the school is meeting the needs of their child. It is important to Students because it allows them to under- stand how they are doing in each grade. And as a School it is important because it allows us to see if what we are doing is effective or not. As you can see Galileo and AASA are very important to everyone!
April 4th through April 22nd, the students from grades 3rd through 8th will take the AASA. We need to do what we can to help our children do their best. It has always been our school’s goal to have 80% of the students pass each Reading, Math, Writing, and Science test. With your help we can help the students focus on this test, and really shine!