Parents urged to keep eye on testing schedules
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Students at Chase County Schools are coming up on some important days. Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 will be taking the NeSA, or Nebraska Standards Assessment, tests beginning the end of March.
Both Elementary Principal Pat Lane and Secondary Principal Mike Sorensen want to stress the importance of student attendance during the testing. School results often are determined partially on attendance.
In addition, the principals remind parents that students need to get a good night’s sleep before each testing time.
Students also need a nutritious breakfast. A high protein breakfast is the best, Lane noted, because it lasts the longest.
The principals also urge no television watching an hour before bedtime.
Parents also need to stress to their children the importance of doing their best.
The schedule for elementary students is as follows:
Sixth grade math—April 3-4.
Sixth grade reading—April 25-26.
Fifth grade math—April 3-4.
Fifth grade reading—April 25-26.
Fifth grade science—April 17-18.
Fourth grade math—April 11-12.
Fourth grade reading—April 30, May 1.
Third grade math—April 11-12.
Third grade reading—April 30, May 1.
The schedule for grades 7, 8 and 11 is as follows:
Eleventh, eighth and seventh grade reading—March 27-28.
Eleventh grade math—April 10.
Eleventh grade science—April 17.
Eighth grade science—April 18.
Seventh and eighth grade math—April 23-24.
Make-up days will be announced if needed.