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ISTEP+ Test Information

The first part of the ISTEP+ (Applied Skills) will be February 27 – March 10

Maple Pirates are ready to show what they know with an excellent performance on the ISTEP!  Testing for Grades 3, 4, and 5 will begin on Monday, February 27th.

Attendance during ISTEP+ Testing is critical.  Please make every effort to avoid scheduling appointments or being tardy the week of February 27March 3.  We must adhere to a tight testing schedule.  Once a testing session begins, we cannot interrupt the session for students who come in late.  Students coming in tardy will have to wait until the session is over to join their classroom.  It is difficult to schedule make-up sessions of the test.

How to prepare for ISTEP Success:

  • Get plenty of sleep. 8 to 10 hours of sleep is the recommended amount for a school age child.  Get them to bed a little early to ensure a good night’s sleep.  Being well rested will give your child the mental energy for the test.
  • Have a good breakfast. Protein, like eggs, meat, and cheese, will help children perform better than sugary foods, like donuts.
  • Take a break. Help your child get some sort of exercise each day to increase mental clarity and focus.
  • Encourage your child to double-check his/her work on the test. Often times, children will catch mistakes if they take a little extra time to check their work.  Persistence pays off!
  • Express a positive attitude about the test and confidence in your child’s ability to do well on it. Parents’ attitudes influence children’s attitudes. If you’re confident and encouraging about the test, your child is likely to feel good about it.

Visit the state website for additional information and resources regarding ISTEP+.  http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment/istep-grades-3-8

Scroll down the screen until you reach:  Released Part 1 Applied Skills.  You can view released items for previous years’ assessments by clicking on the content area by grade level.

Maple Elementary appreciates your support as partners in education.  Maple’s success depends on each and every student!  Thank you for all YOU do to help your child!

 

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