Week of April 23

TCAPs This Week

The show must go on! While you may have heard that a cyber attack occurred on the online testing platform used by the State of Tennessee to administer standardized testing to public school students, and while you may have heard that many schools around the state have had difficulties during testing, the situation at Indian Trail went well last week. We administered the ELA Writing test with few glitches. We anticipate a good week of testing.

The important thing is that your children have learned and matured in so many ways this year, and testing does not define them in any way. Please remind your child to relax and not worry. The best thing for each student this week is to sleep well, have a hearty breakfast each morning, and come to school with a positive mindset.

NOTES:

  • Tardy students will not be allowed to enter testing rooms and will wait in the cafeteria until testing is completed.
  • Test make-ups will be given for students who miss tests.

This Week in ELA

With shortened classes due to TCAP testing each morning, students will spread book club teamwork out over the week. Additionally, we will continue reading and discussing “I Beat the Odds.” Students will take a quiz on Canvas to demonstrate their understanding and comprehension of it.

As always, all our work focuses on the 6th grade ELA standards, which spiral throughout the entire year. Students should be quite adept by now at responding to the standards in discussions and in written work!

FYI: Calendar items are in the right-hand column.

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