Welcome to Grand Ridge Grade School
In partnership with our families and community, Grand Ridge CCSD #95 will educate all students to reach their highest potential. Grand Ridge will provide a safe learning environment, will respond to students' individual learning and emotional needs, and will maintain high expectations for achievement. Our goal is to develop students who are responsible, respectful, kind, and passionate for life-long learning.
8th Grade Readers
Before our break, the 8th grade students had the opportunity to read to the elementary kids the books they wrote and illustrated for a class project. It was a wonderful way to bring the groups of children together, and the 8th graders could see first hand how the stories they created impacted little children. Great work to all of them, Mrs. Woodyer and Ms. Brown for such a fun and engaging project!
PARCC TESTING IS APPROACHING
Grand Ridge students in grades 3-8 will be taking the 2016 PARCC test beginning on March 30. Several changes have occurred since the 2015 test. Previously, two of our grade levels were still using the paper-pencil format; this year all students will be taking the online format. The total number of test sessions have decreased from last year. The third major change is that students will only have one testing window instead of two. The streamlining of the test will allow our students to spend more time learning and less time testing, and yet, will provide specific data about their understanding of reading and math.
Not only have our teachers been working diligently to ensure that the curriculum is aligned, but they are also spending time practicing tests. The style of questioning has changed since our previous state testing and we want to ensure that our students are prepared for the changes. One example of these changes are that multiple choice questions may have more than one correct answer. We are asking that parents get involved with practicing the tests at home as well. Listed below are two websites that offer test practice. Even if your child has practiced this test at school, the repeated exposure will help with his or her testing fluency.
PARCC Practice Tests: This website allows you to choose either ELA (reading) or Math and grade level.
PARCC Questions from last year: This website allows access to some of the questions from last year’s test. You will need to select the Assessment tab and then select PARCC Released Items to view the tests.
News and Notes
Message from the Office
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