Oct 7, 2020

3rd Grade Testing Info for Parents

3rd Grade Testing Dates

Dear Pickerington Families,

As we continue to navigate this school year our first major testing period involves your third-grade student. The Ohio Department of Education has informed us that they will be continuing the Ohio’s State Test this school year.  The first major test is the Fall Third Grade ELA test. Pickerington Schools have scheduled this test for the week of October 26th. Students that are currently in the hybrid model (Cohort A or Cohort B) will take the test during their regular school day. Students that are in the Virtual Learning Academy are required to come to their home building to take the test. The Ohio Department of Education does not allow any of the Ohio’s State Tests to be taken virtually.

Schedule of Events

Date

Test – Part

Cohort

Monday, October 26th

ELA 3 – Part 1

Cohort A

Tuesday, October 27th

ELA 3 – Part 2

Cohort A

Wednesday, October 28th

ELA 3 – Part 1 & Part 2

VLA

Thursday, October 29th

ELA 3 – Part 1

Cohort B

Friday, October 30th

ELA 3 – Part 2

Cohort B

Students need to make sure that they bring their Chromebook, fully charged, to school. All of Ohio’s State Tests will be administered digitally through their Chromebook.

For Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) Students Only

As identified in the VLA application and Flexible Learning Plan 2.0, students are required to take Ohio’s State Tests, and families committed to bringing students on-site to do so. The absence of a grade 3 ELA OST score may impact promotion requirements to grade 4 and other components associated with the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

The Grade 3 ELA test for VLA students will be administered on Wednesday, October 28th.

Pickerington Schools will offer bus transportation for all third-grade students on October 28th, 2020. Buses will follow the normal elementary school routes and pick up times.

If you plan on driving your student to school please follow the normal parent drop off procedures and have students at their home elementary school at 9:05 am for drop off.

Testing for students without any special accommodations will be finished about 1:30 PM and will be transported by a school bus home or could be picked up following the normal parent pick up procedures.

Students need to make sure that they bring their Chromebook, fully charged, to school. All of Ohio’s State Tests will be administered digitally through their Chromebook.

Students will need to bring a packed lunch. A break will occur between part 1 and part 2 of the test to allow students to eat lunch and have a “brain-break”.