2016-17 School Improvement Plan
NAEP 2017 PARENT/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION LETTER
Mathematics and reading assessments
February 8, 2017
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Carson Elementary will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 24, 2017. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.
Your child will take a mathematics or reading assessment. The assessment also asks students questions about their daily routine and their educational experiences. For example, students are asked if there is a computer at home and about the amount of reading they do. Student responses are anonymous, and they provide context and meaning to the assessment results. Please visit http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/booklets.asp to review sample questions.
The assessment takes about 90 to 120 minutes for most students. The results are completely confidential (in accordance with the Confidential Information Protection provisions of Title V, Subtitle A, Public Law 107-347).
The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.
Your child’s grades will not be affected.
Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by February 22, 2017.
There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do their best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf. Contact me at 427-5939 or at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Carson’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.
Important information to note:
- School Hours: 8:45 am - 3:35 pm
- Doors open: 8:20 am Walkers report to the front doors. Bussers will enter through the north door (5th and 6th graders) or the Cafeteria Door (3rd, 4th and breakfast eaters).
- Breakfast served: 8:20 am – 8:35 am
- Second household/Emergency information: If your child does not live with you full-time and you would like second household information mailed to your home, please contact the school office. Please update your emergency information sheets anytime there are changes.
- Restraining orders/parenting plans: If you possess a restraining order against another person or if you have a parenting plan, it is very important that you provide our office with the most current documents bearing the signature or stamp of a judge. We are legally unable to deny parent contact with a child unless the proper documents are on file in our school.
- Free and reduced meals program: If you feel you may qualify for the free or reduced lunch/breakfast program, please complete a form and return it to our office at any time.
- Bus transportation: If you need bus information, please call the transportation office at 427-5277.
- Medication at school: Any medication given at school must be stored in the office and accompanied by an “Authorization for Administration of Medication” form. If your child needs to take medication the first day of school, please pick up and complete this form prior to the first day. A physician’s signature is also required on this form.
- Walkers and private transportation: Please remember to drop off and pick up children near the office. This area is a non-idle zone and we ask that everyone use the crosswalks. Please avoid parking in no parking and handicap zones.
When driving in the area around our school buildings, please drive slowly and watch for children.
If you ever have any questions or concerns please call the office or send me an e-mail.