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Principal's Message

Mrs. ZaRita Beal

We Believe…Excellence, Humanization, & Pride

Dear CCA Parents and Guardians,

 

Students in grades 3-8 will take the Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR), formerly PARCC state-required performance test beginning Monday, March 15, 2021 through May 2021.  The students will be assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.  District 149 will assess using the computer-based version by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for students in grades 3-8. Based upon our technology readiness. 

 

 

Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will begin taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) May 3rd. The ISA aligns with our new Illinois Learning Standards in Science. The ISA has three sections and is untimed.  The average student time-on-task is estimated at 120 minutes. 

 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR STUDENT OR STUDENTS ARE PRESENT EACH DAY OF THE TEST IN UNIFORM, ALONG WITH MASKS AND PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING. EACH HOMEROOM WILL BE SPLIT INTO AM AND PM SESSIONS ALLOWING A LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTING AT A TIME. ADVISORY TEACHERS WILL LET YOU KNOW IF YOU WILL BE IN THE AM OR PM SESSION.

 

 

The assessments are timed, and the following chart explains the time allowed per test by grade level:

GRADE

ELA 1

ELA 2

ELA 3

MATH 1

MATH 2

MATH 3

Science 1

Science 2

Science 3

7TH

90

90

20

60

60

60

 

 

 

8TH

90

90

20

60

60

60

Untimed

Untimed

Untimed

                     

 

Creative Academy Testing Schedule

Grade/Advisory Teacher

Dates

Grade/Advisory Teacher

Dates

7A: Grimes – ELA & Math

March 15, 19, 29, April 28

8A: Stone-Daniels – ELA&Math

March 17, 24, 31. April 29

7B: Brundige – ELA&Math

March 15, 19, 29, April 27

8B: Scott – ELA & Math

March 17, 24, 31. April 29

7C: Williams – ELA&Math

March 16, 23, 30, April 27

8C: Smith – ELA & Math

March 18, 25, April 26, 30

7D: Rigor – ELA & Math

March 16, 23, 30, April 28

8D: Nimri – ELA & Math

March 18, 25, April 26, 30

CC: Blair – ELA & Math

May 3, 4, 5, 6

Make-up Days

April 1, May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

*** Advisory teachers will let you know if you will be in the AM or PM session. ***

 

Testing Dates

AM Arrival

AM Dismissal

PM Arrival

PM Dismissal

March 15, 16, 17 & 18

8:20 a.m.

10:50 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

March 19, 23, 24 & 25

8:20 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

March 29, 30, 31, & April 26

8:20 a.m.

11:05 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

April 27, 28, 29 & 30

8:20 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

**Transportation schedules are forthcoming. **

 

Please remember that it is extremely important that students arrive to school on time for their assigned session and prepared to do their best on this assessment.  Students are expected to wear their school uniforms and will need to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth.  Students will need to bring their personal headphones with an auxiliary input connection on their testing day. Students must follow all social distancing guideline set forth by the CDC.  You can prepare them by making sure that they have a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. If you have, any questions please feel free to give us a call.

 

 

Mrs. ZaRita Beal

Mrs. ZaRita Beal, M.Ed.

CCA Principal

 

 

 

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