Dear Horizon Science Academy Families,
Your child will be taking our AIR State Assessments very soon. By working together, we can make your child’s test experience positive and successful. You play an important role in helping your child give their best performance on the important test(s).
As you know, we have been very busy preparing and reinforcing the skills necessary for students to demonstrate their learning. Even though this assessment is a snapshot-one single perspective-it is important that our students have every advantage to do their very best. We don’t want to cause test anxiety, rather we want our students to be as prepared as possible.
Begin to talk with your child about doing his or her best. You know your child better than anyone. Emphasize the importance of the test, but remember to build confidence, not anxiety.
- Please make sure you do NOT have any appointments scheduled for testing days. It is very important that your child be present at school.
- Get up a few minutes early to avoid rushing and make sure your child arrives at school on time. If your child does not arrive the school before the testing session begins, they will not be permitted to take the test with their class.
- Have your child eat a nutritious breakfast. There is a strong correlation between eating breakfast and memory and cognitive functioning.
- Be positive and communicate that this is your child’s chance to show what he or she knows.
The most important thing that you can do right before the test is to build confidence in your child to do his or her best. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child’s education. Together we can make a difference!
Below is the state test schedule;