Busy week ahead for RISD students with TAKS testing

Rockdale ISD studetns will continue spring TAKS testing next week, according to district testing coordinator Cathy Ormsby.

TAKS Math testing for grades 3, 4, 6, 7 and 10 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27. The TAKS Reading tests for grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 are Wednesday, April 28, along with the TAKS exitlevel Math test for grade 11. On Thursday, April 29, students in grade 5, 8, 10 and 11 grades will take the TAKS science test and freshmen will take the TAKS Math exam.

Students in grades 8, 10 and 11 will take the TAKS Social Studies test on Friday, April 30. Students scheduled for TAKSAccommodated, TAKS-M or LAT assessments will also be testing in the above grade levels and subjects, Ormsby said.

Students scheduled for the Grade 10 LAT exam will test on Monday, April 26 (Math) and Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27-28 (ELA). Grades 5 and 10 LAT Science is scheduled for Friday, April 30.

TAKS Exit Level retesting is scheduled for April 27 (ELA), April 28 (math), April 29 (science) and April 30 (social studies).

“Our students, staff and administrators have worked throughout the year on gradelevel objectives and enrichment activities to prepare students for these exams,” Ormsby said. TAKS focus activities include a Math &Reading Shootout in third grade and a Math Olympics in fourth grade.

The junior high campus is using Tiger Time and tutorial sessions to reinforce 6th and 7th grade skills in both reading and math. At Rockdale High School targeted students are involved in TAKS Math boot camps, Exit Level TAKS Pull-outs and TAKS Pull-outs for both math and science to emphasize each TAKS math and science objective.

Ormsby also recommends that all parents express confidence in their children’s ability to perform well and encourage them to do their very best work. Students should get a good night’s rest before each test and eat a nutritious breakfast.

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