It is time to turn our focus to California’s Standardized Testing (CST/STAR). All students in the Second through Eighth grades are required to participate in this testing. The testing window, guidelines for administration, and procedures, are set by the state of California.
Where: Feickert Elementary School 9351 Feickert Drive Elk Grove, Ca 95624
When: Monday, April 16 and Friday, April 20 All 2nd – 8th Graders.
Time: Promptly at 9:00 AM (meet in front of the main office off parking lot) Staff members will be there to greet you and your student.
How: At 9:05 we will leave the front of the school and your student will be safely escorted by an EGVA staff member to their testing room. They will be supervised at all times.
Students are allowed all the time they need to finish their exams. Below is a guideline for each grade level based on their testing requirements to help with planning. You may want to make arrangements for your student to call you when they are finished and ready to be picked up. For most students (2nd-7th) it will be around 10:30.
8th Grade has two subject matter tests each day (5th has two on April 20), so it will be closer to noon.
April 16: Grades 2-7 English Language Arts Test…..70-80 questions each. 10 minute break between sections. Approx. time for completion: 2 hours
Grade 8 English Language Arts Test 81 questions. 10 minute break.. History Social Science Test 81 questions.
April 20: Grades 2-4 & 6-7 Math tests 70-80 questions each. 10 minute break between sections.
Approx. time for completion: 2 hours
Grades 5 & 8 Math tests 81 questions each. 10 minute breaks.
Science tests 66 questions each.
Please be sure your student has had a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast each morning of testing. We will be providing a light, mid-morning snack during scheduled breaks.
We encourage you to continue your daily studies as assigned, log on to your Study Island account, and go to the link below to look at specific types of test questions and formats (for each grade level and test) in preparation for this important part of your student’s education.
Please feel free to contact your student’s teacher with any questions or concerns about this process.
See you soon!
Mrs. Ceonita Dockery
Mrs. Miriam Lyons
Mrs. Jenny Williams