Hello McKinley Families,
Our Iowa state assessments for grades 3rd-5th are this week. Student attendance is very important, especially during our testing window. We are working hard and looking forward to the challenge. Additional details are below.
We revealed this past week to our students the new addition that is underway on our playground. Eight new swings will be added to the playground. The pile of mulch on the blacktop is part of this project. Have a great week!
Sudlow Intermediate 6th Grade Open House
Wednesday May 8 5:45 – 7:00 PM
5: 45 – 6:00 – Band Performance (Gymnasium)
6:00 – 6:15 – Welcome message from Principal Wilkins
6:15 – 7:00 – Family tours given by Sudlow students –
Baked goods for sale in the cafeteria – Science displays in the library
PTA Meeting (May 9th)
At the May 9th PTA meeting Board Elections will be held. If you are interested in learning more or would like to become involved in the McKinley PTA Board, please make sure to be at the meeting which will start at 6pm in the library.
Please note that all library books will be due on May 24th. Final overdue notices will be sent out the week of May 28th. If you have any questions, please contact the library (Mr. Macksey).
Iowa State-wide Assessment of Student Progress (May 6-10)
The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) will replace the Iowa Assessments as Iowa’s state accountability test for students in grades 3-11. Davenport Community Schools will take the assessment online starting April 29, 2019 for High School students and May 6, 2019 for Elementary and Intermediate School students.
Some of the key differences between the ISASP and the Iowa Assessments include:
- There will be a new test: Language Arts and Writing. This new test is in addition to Reading, Math and Science.
- Only grades 5, 8 and 10 will be tested in Science.
- The test will be administered online.
- The ISASP will not be a timed test.
- During this first administration, results will not be available until early fall 2019.
The grade levels, tests and estimated administration times are provided below:
|Tests||Grade Levels||Estimated Administration Time (Minutes)|
|Language Arts and Writing||3-11||120|
|Science||5, 8, 10||60|
A website is available for parents and students – Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress. This site shares information about the ISASP, including trainings and practice tests so students can become familiar with the new assessment formats.
If you have any questions about the assessment, please contact your child’s building principal or Dawn Anderson Rascher, District ISASP Program Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-336-7471.
- May 6th 1st Grade Music Performance 2pm
- May 6-10 State Testing (Iowa State-wide Assessment of Student Progress)
- May 10th Muffins with Mom 7-7:45am
- May 24th 1st Grade Field Trip Family Museum