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September Brings Assessments for Students

September 07, 2023

Burwell Public School students, like other students across the nation, will participate in a variety of assessments that help to measure student progress throughout the year and show teachers how to help individuals. 

Students in grades K-2 and 9-11 will participate in the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests that are designed to evaluate and promote your child's academic growth and learning achievements. What makes this test special is its adaptive nature, ensuring a personalized testing experience that adjusts to your child's unique learning level. The end result is that teachers and parents get valuable insights into your child's learning trajectory. These insights can help identify areas of strength and pinpoint where additional support might be beneficial. Grades K-2 will test on September 21 and September 26. Grades 9-11 will test throughout the month of September as teachers will test in their individual subject area classrooms.

Students in grades 3-8 will participate in the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) tests. The NSCAS is a statewide assessment system that embodies Nebraska's holistic view of students and helps them prepare for success in postsecondary education, careers, and civic life. NSCAS testing occurs in the areas of English-Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. NSCAS testing will occur on September 13 and September 20 for these students. 

Juniors in high school generally have a full platter of assessments as they prepare for postsecondary education, careers or military experiences. They will participate in the ASVAB test which is a standardized test that reveals areas of strength and ability in science, math and language. All juniors will participate in the ASVAB test on Monday, September 11.  Many juniors and seniors are also taking the ACT on a voluntary level at this time of year. The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.The Pre-ACT will be given at BHS on October 25th.

The PSAT (a practice version of the SAT test) is also given to a few juniors at BPS. That is given on October 11th. Please visit with your junior student to see if they have signed up for that test.

With such a busy schedule in September, you may be asking, "how can I help my student prepare for assessments?" You can have a positive role in your student's success with some basic help.

  • Encourage them to get a good night's sleep

  • Help them eat a healthy breakfast on the day of assessments

  • Help them to come to school on time so they feel prepared

  • Provide students with words of encouragement

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