TAKS tests continue next week for students

Fifth and eighth grade students in Rockdale ISD will continue with the 2010 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) exams in early April, according to district testing coordinator Cathy Ormsby.

On Tuesday, April 6, these students will take the math exam, with the reading exam scheduled for Wednesday, April 7. Students scheduled for TAKS-Accommodated or TAKS-M will also be testing in the above grade levels and subjects.

Mastery of both the reading and the math exams in grades 5 and 8 is required for promotion under the Student Success Initiative (SSI), Ormsby said. Additional exams for other grades and/or subjects will be administered in late April.

“Parents should encourage students to work hard in preparing for the exams, express confidence in the child’s ability to perform well and share any academic concerns with campus administrators, counselors and teachers,” Ormsby said.

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