2014 Grade 3 Winter parent breakfastx

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WELCOME to the OCES
3RD grade Parent Breakfast
February 7th , 2014
Preparing for
the CRCT
Agenda:
7:45 – 8:00 Enjoy breakfast with your child and friends
8:00 – 8:15 Review of Title 1 documents: School-wide Plan, Parent
Involvement Plan, & School-Parent Compact
8:15-8:30 Parent Information Session; Preparing for the CRCT
Help Your Child Improve in TestTaking
American children must be ready to learn from the first day of school. And
of course, preparing children for school is a historic responsibility of
parents.
Test. It's a loaded word. Important...something
to care about...something that can mean so
much we get apprehensive thinking about it.
Why Test???
• Tests are yardsticks
• All tests determine how well "your child" is
doing
• Most of the tests your child will take are
"teacher-made."
• Now and then your child will take
"standardized" tests.
Tips to help Avoid Test Anxiety
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI)
Encourage your child to do these things:
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Space studying over days or weeks
Don't "cram" the night before
Get a good night's sleep
Rest, exercise, and eating well are as important to test-taking
as they are to other schoolwork
• Read the directions carefully when the teacher hands out the
test. If you don't understand them, ask the teacher to explain
• Look quickly at the entire examination to see what types of
questions are included. This will help you pace yourself
• If you don't know the answer to a question, skip it and go on
What is the purpose of the CRCT?
The CRCT is designed to measure how
well students acquire the skills and
knowledge described in the state
mandated content standards in
reading, English/language arts,
mathematics, science and social
studies.
Dates and Subjects for
2014 CRCT
Tuesday, April 22
Wednesday, April 23
Thursday, April 24
Tuesday, April 29
Wednesday, April 30
READING
LANGUAGE ARTS
MATH
SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES
Content Weights for the CRCT
2013-2014
Approximate Percent of Test
Grade
3
4
5
53% (45%)
42% ( 40%)
40%
38% (40%)
40%
20%
20%
Reading
(CCGPS)

Literary
Comprehension
 Reading for
information
27% (35%)
 Information and
Media Literacy
 Reading Skills and
Vocabulary
Acquisition
20%
Content Weights for the CRCT
2013-2014
Approximate Percent of Test
Grade
3
4
5
Grammar and Sentence
Construction
60%
50% (40%)
50% (40%)
Research and Writing Process
40%
50% (60%)
50% (60%)
ELA (CCGPS)
Mathematics (CCGPS)
Number and Operations
50%
50% (52%)
50% (55%)
Measurement and Data Analysis
30%
24% (26%)
25% (20%)
Geometry
10%
16% (12%)
15%
Algebra
10%
10%
10%
Content Weights for the CRCT
2013-2014
Approximate Percent of Test
Grade
3
4
5
Earth Science
34%
40%
30%
Life Science
33%
30%
40%
Physical Science
33%
30%
30%
History
30%
50%
50%
Geography
20%
15%
15%
Government/Civics
30%
20%
20%
Economics
20%
15%
15%
Science (GPS)
Social Studies (GPS)
Ways You Can Help Prepare Your Child
for Standardized Testing
 CRCT Study Guides can be accessed via OCES
Web-page.
See that your child gets the correct amount of sleep
before the test and is well-rested.
 Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast on the
day of the test. Hunger can detract from a good test
performance.
 Try to make the morning of the test a calm and
relaxed atmosphere. Prepare the night before so
things run smoothly.
Ways You Can Help Prepare Your Child
for Standardized Testing
Make sure your child is present on testing
days. Avoid doctor appointments.
 Encourage your child to listen carefully to all
test-taking directions given by the teacher.
 Discuss the test-taking strategies with your
child. One on one discussion is always an
effective method.
 Encourage your child to do his/her best.
Test-Taking Strategies
SLASH THE TRASH
NAIL the DETAIL
BE SLICK and PREDICT
Tick, tock… Mind the clock
INSPECT THE
DIRECTIONS
Celebrating Our Readiness
for the CRCT
Monday – SUNGLASSES
Tuesday – SPORTS JERSEY
Wednesday – HAT
Thursday – PJ’s
Friday – CAMO
Monday – RED
Thank You For Coming!!!

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