2021 State testing begins April 6

State testing returns in April; Details inside
Posted on 03/30/2021
Standardized Test(SPS) -- For the first time in two years, students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 will participate in the Oklahoma School Testing Program this spring.

The program was suspended in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tests measure knowledge and skills from the comprehensive Oklahoma Academic Standards, which were adopted in the spring of 2016. The standards serve as the expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of the school year.

Students in 3rd through 8th grades will take the Math and English Language Arts tests. Fifth graders and 8th graders will also be assessed in Science.

Students in 11th grade will participate in the ACT, Science, and History examinations.

Liberty Elementary 3rd graders begin testing on English Language Arts on April 6 and 7, while the majority of the other students beginning the following Tuesday, April 13.

Please review the schedules for students who are enrolled in the traditional setting and those in the virtual environment.

In-Person Schedule for Testing
Virtual Student Schedule for Testing

Here are some things you can do to help your student prepare for the tests.

  • Prioritize attendance and arrive on time.
  • Communicate with teachers.
  • Talk to your child about testing.
  • Offer positive reinforcement.
  • Support healthy habits such as getting a good night’s sleep and eating a filling breakfast.
  • Provide study space for your child.
  • Keep testing in perspective. Avoid putting too much emphasis on test scores.
  • Debrief after the test. Talk to your child about how they felt they did.

On Tuesday, April 6, McDonald’s is offering free breakfast for students in grades 3 through 8 and teachers on April 6 from 6 to 9 a.m.

Students, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, will receive oatmeal, apple slices, and a choice of milk or apple juice.

Teachers, with a valid school ID, get a choice of an Egg McMuffin or oatmeal, apple slices, and any size hot or iced drip coffee.
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