The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.
Assessment in math is ongoing throughout the year to check for student progress. Informal assessments are provided daily in the form of student observations, questioning, checklist, etc.. Quizzes, unit tests, benchmarks, and other comprehensive assessments are also provided based on skills per grade level. Kindergarten students are assessed as skills are taught using various assessment tools. Listed below are other school-wide assessment administrated throughout the year.
|STAR Math Testing||Grades 2 - 5||
|Numeracy Assessment||Grade 1||
June 2016 (upon requested)
Spring SOL Testing
|Grades 3-5||May 2016 (exact dates will come)|
Suggestions to Help Your Child in Math
Make an effort to help your child have a good attitude toward math. Let them know you are proud of their work.
Ask your child to show you papers and assignments every day and praise all efforts and progress. Ask them to talk about what they did and listen to what they are saying about what they understand.
Talk about the math you do in your everyday life at home and your job to show how it is related it to what your child is learning in school.
Help make math as enjoyable as you would reading a story or watching a show on television. Play math games, work puzzles and involve the whole family.