On Thursday, the letters with the PA testing results will be sent home. This is my least favorite day of the school year, because I know there will be many disappointed kids. I wish PA were like the draft and we just got to pick who to put in the program, but that is not the case.
There has never been a year that all of the 5th graders moved on to middle school PA, and this year is no exception. I am not going to speak with the kids in 5PA about the results before the letters go home, but I will be happy to talk with them next week. It's important for parents to know that students who didn't qualify for 6th grade PA will have the opportunity to test in February of 2020 for 7th grade PA.