In the latter part of March, the guidance lessons for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students focused on preparing for the CRCT. Each grade level viewed a powerpoint appropriate for their grade level, followed by a question and answer period, and received a handout on test preparation for their parents. I must commend our students for putting forth such great effort on the CRCT and the parents for making sure they came to school on time prepared for testing. I know your efforts in encouraging your children to do their best have done much to allay their anxiety about the tests.
The lessons covered the following ASCA standards and competencies:
Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
- GC:AD-A2.1 Apply time-management and task-management skills
- GC:AD-A2.2 Demonstrate how effort and persistence positively affect learning
Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options
- GC:AD-B1.2 Learn and apply critical-thinking skills