Dear Stonybrook Families,
Our students have been taking the ISTEP practice tests this last week. These have been instructional tests which help to prepare students for Part 1 of the operational, applied skills testing which will happen this week. These Applied Skills portions of ISTEP will be given in the mornings at Stonybrook Middle School on Tuesday, March 3,. We have created a schedule that will pace students in a productive manner that also allows for them follow their academic schedules.
Please avoid appointments and unnecessary absences during these test days/times. Encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and to give his/her best effort on the assessments. Our students and staff have prepared well and have been working hard, and we all look forward to a productive testing window. Because we have created testing groups through their Success teachers, we want to be sure that students test with a teacher they are familiar with during assigned times.
ISTEP Part 2 (online assessment) will begin the last week of April and will continue into the first week of May, so please keep those dates in mind when scheduling appointments as well.