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NYS ELA Testing

posted Apr 13, 2015, 7:49 AM by Neil McNeill

April 13, 2015


Dear MSAP Community:

 As we start the NYS testing season we would like to remind you of the following preparations for the ELA and Math state exams:


·      April 14-16 NYS ELA Exam (Tue, Wed, Thu)

·      April 22-24 NYS Math Exam (Wed, Thu, Fri)

·      Please make sure that your child has had adequate sleep the evenings before the exams, they are up on time and have had breakfast either at home or in school.  They must arrive here ON TIME to be in homeroom by 8:10 am.

·      The building will be closed to visitors between 8 am and 12 pm during the days listed above unless there is a dire emergency.


We know there has been much talk about the Common Core exams over the last few months.  Over the next few weeks, as a faculty, we will be discussing the merits of those exams and the effect that their administration may have on our students. We will be discussing next steps as a whole school community.  Once that is done, we will be providing workshops for parents to discuss the potential next steps that we will pursue as the MSAP school community.   This will include information for parents, time for parental input and clear next steps that we wish to pursue as a school community – students, parents and staff members together, speaking with one voice.


Please see the other side of this letter for information on Wednesday’s PTA Meeting and Common Cents Financial Literacy workshop for parents on Wednesday, April 15th starting at 6 pm.  (PS – don’t forget to submit your taxes!).


We look forward to your continued support on our road of school improvement.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Mr. McNeill