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Preparing for Quarterly Assessments

Over the next two weeks, LuHi students will take their first quarterly assessments of the 2019-2020 school year. These assessments are considered a snapshot of a student’s progress in each of their classes, and are offered at the end of each academic quarter. Read on for some advice on preparing for the upcoming assessments from Mrs. Angela Loomis, LuHi’s Reading and Study Skills Teacher.

The end of the quarter is near, which means that quarterly assessments (QAs) are upon us.  In preparation for the first QA, can you identify the two truths and a lie?  
  1. I should prepare for QAs by organizing, reviewing, and studying my notes and previous quizzes/tests.  I know that content is important and provides appropriate background knowledge, but the QA is primarily a vehicle for demonstrating my use of skills, such as critical reading, response to stimuli (such as readings, charts, and maps), and problem solving. Therefore, practicing those skills learned in class will be an effective strategy for preparing for a QA.  
  1. I should get a good night’s sleep and eat a solid breakfast before each day of quarterly assessments as there are no food or drinks allowed during testing.  I should also make sure to pack all my supplies the night before, such as pens, pencils, erasers, and calculators since I will be testing in various rooms around the school.   
  1. The only classes that have QAs are english and math on Tuesday, October 29, and science and social studies on Wednesday, October 30.   
The correct answer is:  
  1. TRUTH
  2. TRUTH
  3. LIE  - Although the subject areas and dates are correct, each class, even electives, has some type of quarterly assessment.  One could be quite different than another and some may not look like an exam at all.  In fact, a QA could be a project, paper, or self-assessment. QAs that are not testing on the 10/29 and 10/30 have assignment dates that fall the week before so that they can be graded and factored for the 1st quarter report card.  
Good luck on your quarterly assessments everyone!  The first quarter ends on November 1 - let's finish off strong!

By: Mrs. Angela Loomis - October 23, 2019
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