Stonewall Flanders Elementary hosts STAAR Night

Stonewall Flanders Elementary hosts STAAR Night
Posted on 03/02/2018

Parents and families gathered at Stonewall Flanders for the school’s first-ever STAAR Night on March 1.

In preparation of the standardized test this spring, called the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, Stonewall Flanders Elementary Principal Dr. Traci Smith wanted to invite families to learn more about the exam and what they can do at home to prepare.

“I think parents need to be aware of what the expectations are,” Dr. Smith said. “It’s important that they know where their child is and where their child needs to be, so this is a good opportunity for us to share that with parents.”

Third, fourth and fifth grade students recently took a benchmark test, which highlights what their scores are at this moment and where they need to improve.

Parents had the opportunity to meet with their children’s teachers to review the results and further understand what they mean.

Every grade level is different. Third graders are tested in reading and math, while fourth graders are tested in reading, math and writing. Lastly, fifth graders are tested in reading, math and science.

“The whole purpose of tonight was to show our parents exactly what our children go through when they are taking the test, and so we are trying to get them to build their stamina and work with them at home as well,” Stonewall Flanders Teacher Brook Syring said. “The actual benchmark test shows them where they are, whether approaches, meets or masters, and it shows them exactly where they need to be the next time.”

The night ended with parents receiving a delicious dinner to take home and fun door prizes.


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