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John Baker Broadcast

March 2015 Broadcast
Hello Parents! It is hard to believe that the first two trimesters have come and gone! We hope you had a chance to celebrate your child’s successes reported at parent teacher conferences.

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Posted by: Agnes Sharp
Published: 3/11/15

The Lab @John Baker

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Testing Information


PARCC testing window for grades 3-5 opens March 2nd...


The JBES testing schedule for PARCC can be accessed by clicking here and then click on John Baker Elementary School


10 Ways to help your child with tests:

  1. Briefly review the subject matter together for upcoming tests.
  2. Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest before every test.
  3. Serve your child a healthy breakfast on the test day and send healthful snacks for before/after testing times.
  4. Have your child dress comfortably and arrive at school on time*.
  5. Send your child off to school with words of praise and support.
  6. Suggest that your child do deep breathing exercises to relax before the test begins.
  7. Tell your child to follow directions carefully, and ask questions if something is not clear.
  8. Advise your child to do the easiest parts of the test first, then the rest.
  9. Remind your child to check over answers before turning in the test.
  10. Encourage wanting to do well, but stress that one test won’t measure all your child can do.

*Students who arrive late on state mandated testing days (after testing begins) will not be able to enter the testing room. They will be sent to the library and will have to make up the test session at another time.


Remember: Children who love learning are more likely to do better on tests.  Instill a positive attitude about school.



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