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Great News! The IC Uniform Closet will be available in the school lobby during regular August school office hours (Tues – Thurs 9am to Noon) up through Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00 noon. We ask that only two families shop at a time, wear masks, and maintain a 6’ distance from others. If there are two families shopping when you arrive, please wait outside until a family leaves. The lobby restrooms WILL NOT be available during this time. All uniforms are FREE and don’t forget that we will NOT be using gym clothes this year. Also, no ties will be required for our junior high boys. Any questions, please contact Debbie Miller at email@example.com or Ann Braam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Immaculate Conception School, we use data from a variety of sources. Earlier in the year, I wrote about STAR testing and how that information is used. Today, I am going to take a closer look at the Terra Nova results you will be receiving shortly. Before we get into numbers, we need to understand that data is a tool. It is a powerful tool, but a single test cannot tell us everything we need to understand about children. That’s why we use a variety of data points. Some things are formal tests such as the Terra Nova. Others are teacher observations. While that may be less formal, it is just as important. The teachers at Immaculate Conception are constantly monitoring students to ensure they are learning. We look for trends in the data. The trends help us make connections and create learning opportunities for the students. The Terra Nova is a nationally normed standardized test. This means the students at Immaculate Conception are compared to students throughout the county who have also taken this test in October. In a few days, you will receive your child’s Home Report. The first page has a chart with your child’s national percentile ranking in the tested areas. The easiest way to think of this is that a student who scored in the 71st percentile scored better than 71% of students who took the same test. Percentile scores between 25 and 75 are considered average scores. The next page breaks the overall subject score into categories to give you more information. They use circles to indicate levels of mastery. The three levels are High Mastery – This is considered to be a complete understanding of a topic. Moderate Mastery – This is close to complete understanding, but not quite there yet. Low Mastery