Dear Halifax Middle School Community:
It is that time of year when we begin to think about our major state-mandated standardized testing. Just like athletes who prepare for the big game, we have spent the entire school year preparing for our “academic” big game. The PSSA scores are seen as an indicator of our school’s educational programs and individual student achievement. Students who participate in this assessment will receive individual scores, which will be shared with you during the summer. The individual results of the PSSA testing will be used to help us provide maximum learning opportunities for the students next year. Our school will also receive composite results of students’ scores as part of a school profile package. We continue to utilize the results of this testing to examine our curriculum and instructional delivery methods.
Math and reading testing is slated for all middle school students on March 20, 21, and 22, 2012. Additionally, 8th graders will complete assessments in writing the week of April 16 and science the week of April 23. Please mark these dates on your calendar.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, by helping our students grow in character and academic knowledge. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Hoover or myself at 896-4052.
Middle School Principal