Thursday, April 14, 2016

PA Letters Come Home Friday the 22nd

On Friday the 22nd, all of the students who tested for Project Arrow will get the results.  Letters will be given to classroom teachers to send home via backpack mail.  All of the current 5th grade PA students will find out if they qualified for PA at Hill.  The fifth grade letters for students who qualified will show if they qualified for reading or math PA, or both. 

I am happy to meet with any fifth grade families who will not be moving forward in PA to explain the data in the letters.  District 204 sets the standards for middle school qualification, it is not a school based decision.  The standards come from the top and I put all of the data together.  I know there are going to be some unhappy kids this weekend who will need some positive supporting parents. All of the kids who didn't qualify this year can test again in 6th grade for 7th grade PA.  

Current third and fourth grade PA students will all continue in PA next year and will not be sent home with anything. 

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