As you may have heard, all student in grades 3-8 will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Field Test for English Language Arts and Math this spring. Since the Smarter Balanced test does not currently offer a Science portion, student in grades 4 and 8 will also participate in the MontCas Science test; this is a traditional paper and pencil assessment. Students at Elysian will take the test next week on March 19-20th. This assessment will take just under 3 hours and will be administered in 3 sections (1 section on the 19th and 2 on the 20th). Students will begin testing at 8:45 both days. Please make sure your son or daughter is well rested, has a good breakfast, and is on time each day. We appreciate the opportunity to educate your child and pledge to provide a stress free and comfortable testing environment. Please check out http://opi.mt.gov/ for more information about the Smarter Balanced and MontCas assessments. As always, feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.
Barbara J. Frank
Elysian School Principal
School Phone: 406) 656-4101
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