posted Apr 4, 2016, 10:19 AM by Neil McNeill
Below is a transcript of the automated call that is being sent to parents this evening:
April 4, 2015
MSAP School Community -
Tomorrow we will begin New
York State ELA and Math Testing - the ELA tests will be April 5th through 7th
and Math will be April 13th through 15th.
We ask that you help prepare your child by doing the following:
ensure that they
go to sleep early.
ensure that they
wake up early and get to school on time.
They should eat breakfast at home or at school - but they should eat a
healthy breakfast to keep them energized for the exams.
be in homeroom by 8:10 am.
We will be enforcing the
following protocols this year:
The tests are
un-timed as part of the changes to this year's exams. Exams will be given an automatic three hour
sitting period. Exams will be collected
from students when they are finished.
They may read a book or put their heads down and rest.
If students are
not working productively for 20 minutes, we will assume that they are finished
working on their exams. They may be
collected at this time.
- · ***It is against NYS
law for students to have cell phones with them during testing. We ask that students keep their phones at
home during these days. If they do not,
teachers will give students a baggie and post it to write their names and they
will be collected. They will be removed
from the room during testing and returned when testing is complete. If they keep the phone in their possession
and it goes off, they run the risk of having their exam invalidated. Please speak with your child about these
important protocols and let them know that you expect them to cooperate with
We will not have guests in
the building until after 12 pm on any of the testing days. Please keep that in mind - we ask that you
adhere to this policy as it helps to keep our staff focused on test
If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to call. A copy
of this message will be placed on the school website - www.ms-ap.org.
We expect your children to do
their best on the exams and know they are capable of achieving great things
with your support.
Thank you in advance for your