NAEP 2017 PARENT/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION LETTER


Posted Date: 11/10/2016

NAEP 2017 PARENT/GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION LETTER
Mathematics and reading assessments
Mansfield School District
11/9/16

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Mansfield Elementary will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on January 31, 2017. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child might take a mathematics or reading assessment. The assessment also asks students questions about their daily routine and their educational experiences. For example, students are asked if there is a computer at home and about the amount of reading they do. Student responses are anonymous, and they provide context and meaning to the assessment results. Please visit http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/booklets.asp to review sample questions.

The assessment takes about 90 to 120 minutes for most students. The results are completely confidential (in accordance with the Confidential Information Protection provisions of Title V, Subtitle A, Public Law 107-347).

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

  • Your child’s grades will not be affected.
  • Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
  • While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by January 13, 2017.

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do their best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf. Contact Tina Smith at 479-928-4006 or at tsmith@mansfieldtigers.org if you have any questions.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Mansfield Elementary's students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

Sincerely,

 

Kim Arnold
School Principal

 

App Download Information

Elementary School Calendar

Elementary School Announcements

MES announcements

November 14:                    STEM field trip 3rd grade

November 15:                    STEM field trip 4th grade

November 16:                    First & Second grade field trip – Willy Wonka Musical

November 16:                    Fourth grade field trip to Queen Wilhelmina Park  

November 20 – 24:          Thanksgiving break – NO SCHOOL

December 2:                      Mansfield Christmas Parade - A Candyland Christmas

December 7:                       Staff Holiday Meal  (signup sheet in front of mailboxes)

December 15:                    Holiday meal for parents/grandparents in cafeteria

December 20:                    Christmas Parties (non-nutritional day)

December 21 – January 3, 2018:   Christmas Break (students)

 

 

 

Contact Information

  Mansfield Elementary
       100 North Walnut
      Mansfield, AR  72944

  Phone: 479-928-4866
      Fax: 479-928-1617

Kim Arnold, Principal
Kathy Schlinker, Secretary
Jordan Duvall, Counselor

Mindy VanPelt, LEA Supervisor
Kellie Schenck, Secretary