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It's That Time of Year Again

posted Apr 4, 2017, 3:37 PM by Deborah Teasley   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 3:38 PM ]
Is it a coincidence that Girl Scout Cookies coincide with our STAAR Assessment? Perhaps so, perhaps not. Each of us could use a S'more or Thin Mint when thinking about the usual feelings that surround standardized assessments. 

Luckily for the El Paso Leadership Academy, our teachers have worked tirelessly to stay true to our mission of teaching critical thought, character and leadership development skills and college ready academics while still incorporating STAAR assessment strategies. This is a time for our leaders to show off their learning and demonstrate excellence within this specific capacity. STAAR season has already begun and our 7th grade leaders have completed the writing portion while our 8th grade leaders finished both the math and reading portions. 

With about a month left of preparation, all eyes are on the May STAAR Assessments. All other components of the exam are taken on May 8th and 9th. During this time, its critical that parents are supportive and holding our leaders accountable to the preparation work needed to be confident and ready! Please ensure our leaders are receiving enough sleep, completing their assignments, showing up to school on-time each day and motivated to show off their learning a month from today. Please stay in contact with teachers through phone and email and notify the office if you have any concerns. 

We are all excited for our leaders to demonstrate their progress throughout the year and we are in the home stretch! As a community that focuses on empowering one another, it is imperative that we surround our leaders with positive encouragement, support, love and the knowledge that they will absolutely decimate this assessment and walk away confident that they left it all on the table.