In the next few weeks, Woodstock Elementary School along with all public elementary schools in the state of Alabama will be giving an assessment called the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program or ACAP to students in grades 2-8. (For us, grades 2-4).
What is the ACAP?
The Alabama ACAP Summative Assessment is a comprehensive program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas. The questions covered align with the Alabama State Standards in each academic subject area. The test covers English Language Art and Math.
Does my student need to prepare for the test?
No. Students have been gaining this knowledge all year long. This test will just show us what the students have learned and next steps to help students learn more. Students have been exposed to the format of the test here at school, but parents can go to https://wbte.drcedirect.com/AL/portals/al and see the test format as well.
What can I do?
1. You can encourage your child to take the test seriously, to take their time on the test, and to try their personal best.
2. Try to have your child at school each day of testing. We ask that you reschedule any doctor or dentist appointments that may have been scheduled during the morning hours of these test. If your child is not here on test day, they will do a makeup test on a day they are here.
3. Make sure your child eats breakfast before testing so that they have energy to take the test as well as so that they can think clearly and remember information they have learned.
4. Allow your child to get plenty of rest during test week. If your child stays up too late, they will probably be tired and sleepy, thus leading them to not do as well on the test.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, Laran Lofton: School Counselor and Building Test Coordinator.