Testing Information Letter - April 2013
Contact your FWAHS Testing Coordinator, Kevin Simon at 442-2310 or email@example.com
for a PDF version of this letter.
to Bring to Testing
of God Christian Center, 1400 W. Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne.
It is located just east of the intersection of Lima Road and Washington
through Wednesday, May 6 to 8. (Note: Grades 9 Ė 12 test on
Monday and Tuesday only. All other grades test all three mornings.)
Monday: Enter the building at 8:50 AM, start time is
9:00 AM SHARP - PARENT/STUDENT MEETING.
Monday Parent/Student meeting will be held in the sanctuary. You can park
in the main parking lot, enter through door 1 (under the canopy), and
the sanctuary is on your left. Please do not park in the visitorís parking.
Group instructions and announcements for parents and students will be
given before students are dismissed to their classes.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Enter building between 8:50 and
8:55 AM, start time is 9:00 AM SHARP.
through the doors on the northeast corner of the building (door 15).
Students should go directly to their classrooms on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Someone will be at the doors to direct or accompany students to classes,
Please, do not enter the building until the posted entry times, and
be prompt in picking up your students at the posted end times. The
testers need time to prepare prior to the day, and we have limited space
and supervision after testing. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
IF YOU ARE
EVEN FIVE MINUTES LATE FOR TESTING, YOU MAKE THE ENTIRE CLASS FINISH FIVE
MINUTES LATER THAN THEY NORMALLY WOULD HAVE. THEREFORE, PLEASE MAKE
SURE YOUR STUDENTS ARE IN THE BUILDING BY 8:55 SO TESTING CAN BEGIN AT
Ending times will vary from grade to grade, and from day to day.
In general, we will attempt to end the testing on the first two days between
11:30 and 11:45. Your student will be notified on Tuesday
as to an estimate of an ending time on Wednesday. However, there
are too many variables in any given testing session to be able to promise
exact ending times. Please pay special attention to any instructions
that are given in the opening session and given to the students at the
end of any testing session. Please plan to wait outside the
building at the end of each testing day; test administrators will bring
classes to the north exit when testing is finished for the day.
First Assembly Church is very gracious in letting us use their church
for this testing. It should be our intent to be a blessing to them,
and be respectful of their building. With that in mind, please review
the following standards of behavior with your students even if your child
has been involved in testing before. When you review these rules,
it makes the testing volunteer's job easier.
- Students will show respect
for otherís property.
- Students will remain in the
areas of the building designated for testing.
- If your children are familiar
with First Assembly or attend there, when they are part of testing they
need to remain with the testing group. Being a member and having
regular access to the building does not mean that they may go wander
around the building during testing breaks.
- After the Monday opening meeting
in the sanctuary, it is expected that parents will have limited need
to enter the building. If a parent would need to enter the building
after the Monday opening meeting, they should check in as a visitor
with church staff. Note that First Assembly does provide
child care in the building, and as such, they have their own security
measures. We should respect their need for proper entry
procedures into their building.
- Younger children not being
tested should remain with parents at all times, especially in the parking
- Please do not treat the church
restrooms or playground as public facilities.
- This has seldom been a problem,
but you need to know: Students who fail to obey the test administrator
for their class or are disruptive during testing sessions jeopardize
their privilege to participate on subsequent testing days. In
the event of suspension from testing, there will be no refund of testing
- Dress comfortably for air-conditioned
rooms. Modesty is required (no bare midriffs, tank tops, etc.).
- IMPORTANT: Have your
children prepared to do something quietly if they are completed with
testing and waiting before moving on.
- When gathering outside after
testing is complete, please ensure that your students are respecting
church property. We have had problems in the past with children
roughhousing in church landscaping.
- Most importantly, come with
a positive attitude, asking Godís help to do your best.
- Two sharpened #2 pencils with
- An enjoyable quiet seat activity,
such as a book or drawing paper, for wait times. This is especially
important if your child completes academics quickly. We have some
large classes, so it is especially important that your children are
quiet when complete with their testing.
- Electronics, such as
music players or portable DVD players, can be distracting to others
and as such, are not allowed.
- Calculators are optional for grades 4 and
up. You must provide your own calculator. Although calculators
are optional, they are not necessary to complete any section of test.
The decision as up to you as a parent whether to have your student use
a calculator. A good rule is that if your child is used to using
a calculator, then they should bring it with them to testing.
If they are not used to using a calculator, then they would likely be
better off not using one during testing.
- If you are going to be late
or absent from testing, please call me on my cell at 260-442-2310.
- Missed tests may or may not
be rescheduled, depending on the circumstances and the availability
of approved testers. Any makeup tests needing to be made up need
to be completed within one week of the end of testing. Arrangements
for make-up testing is primarily the responsibility of the parent.
- No refunds can be made for
partially used tests.
- You may expect to receive test
results 6-9 weeks after testing is completed. Test results will
be mailed directly to the testing coordinator and, in turn, sent to
you, usually within 24 hours of receipt. We must handle test results
in this manner because we opt to place a group order and receive a per
test rebate that helps pay for our testing program, keeping your costs
as low as possible. When test results have been mailed to parents
I will email you, and a notice will be put online in the FWAHS Homemade
News update, so please check there for updates on test results status.
- As referenced in the registration,
testers may opt to impose time limitations on tests in order to facilitate
completing tests on time. In no case will this limitation be less
than 10% more of the recommended testing times given by the test vendor
(example, a 50 minute test would not be stopped until at least 55 minutes
have passed). Therefore, it is important that you work with your
students on being diligent in completing questions.