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Half day set Thursday for Janesville high-schoolers

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staff, Gazette
March 5, 2013

— Craig and Parker high school students will attend school for just half a day Thursday.

The half day will accommodate a new testing program called the Educational Programming and Assessment System, which is a product of the ACT organization.

The test is considered to be a good predictor of success in school after high school and will likely be adopted in the new state testing system, according to a district news release.

Ninth- and 10th-graders will take a pre-ACT test called the PLAN test. Eleventh-graders will take a practice ACT test.

Student must be in their testing areas no later than 8 a.m. Testing will end around 11:30 a.m. for ninth- and 10th-graders, and at noon for 11th-graders. Students then will be dismissed for the day. Lunch will be offered to all students.

Twelfth-graders will participate in a graduation-related program from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Seniors will be posing for the senior class picture and picking up their graduation caps and gowns.

Seniors also are welcome to eat lunch before going home.

Teachers will spend the afternoon reviewing test results—which are available immediately—and plan teaching strategies for the rest of the year.

Teachers will consider ways to shore up any weaknesses that the tests reveal, according to the announcement.



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