Important information about EOGs
As 3rd grade is the first year for students to take the End of Grade test, we wanted to provide some information in regards to the test for parents who may have not had an older child take the test or just to remind you of some basic information and procedures!
EOG dates have been set for Wednesday, May 29th for the Reading test and Thursday, May 30th for the Math test.
We have been reviewing material in both subject areas in class and for homework. The material on the test is material that we have been working on throughout the entire year and is cumulative.
The test will be given at the beginning of each school day and students will be given up to 180 minutes in the classroom and, if needed, an additional hour after a short break. There will be short 3-minute breaks throughout the testing time to give students a moment to stretch during the test. They will be permitted to use the restroom during the testing time as monitored by a proctor. Once they finish their test, they must stay quietly in the classroom until all testing in the room has finished.
During the 3-minute breaks, students are permitted to eat snacks and drink water. We HIGHLY encourage easy to eat, healthy, and clean snacks. Snacks that work well include granola bars, apples or dry cereal.
The testing areas need to remain as quiet as possible during testing. To help in this effort, please let your child’s teacher know if your child usually brings a cell phone to school. We will need to ensure that it has been turned OFF during testing sessions.
The best way to encourage your child at home is to continue to promote quality work habits that will help them succeed on the day of the test (reading questions carefully, using the text as a resource, showing their work, etc.). Continuously practicing these habits should help reduce stress on test day!
Thank you for your continued support at home!
~The 3rd Grade Team J