JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- High School students will have a half day of school on Thursday, March 7th. The high schools will be using a different test to measure students’ growth from year, called the EPAS test. EPAS stands for Educational Programming and Assessment System, also known as the ACT test. This test is considered to be a good predictor of success in school after high school, and will likely be adopted in the new state testing system.
9th and 10th graders will take the PLAN test (a pre-ACT test). 11th graders will take a practice ACT test. Student must be in their testing areas no later than 8 a.m. Testing will conclude around 11:30 a.m. for 9th & 10th graders, and at Noon for 11th graders. Students are then dismissed for the day; they will only have a half day of school. Lunch will be offered to all students if they wish before going home.
12th graders will participate in a senior Program from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday. Senior will take care of important Class of 2013 business, such as taking the senior class picture and picking up their graduation caps and gowns. As with the underclassmen, seniors are welcome to eat lunch before going home.
Following testing, teachers will look at the results and plan teaching strategies for the rest of the year. ACT tests can be scored as the students take the test, allowing teachers to know immediately how their students are doing, and whether teaching in a specific area may need to be reinforced.
For questions or concerns, contact the Craig High School Main Office at 743-5210 or the Parker High School Main Office at 743-5610.