STAR Schoolwide Assessment is Thursday, November 5th & Tuesday, November 10th
As you may know, we use STAR Assessments to help teachers understand what students know and are ready to learn. Students take STAR tests once in the fall, winter, and spring, and teachers typically give this test while students are in school. Because we are currently unable to be at school, students will take the STAR test while at home.
Your child’s teacher will schedule a time on November 5th and November 10th for the assessment and will monitor your child while they take the test on Google Meet. Staff will assist with providing instructions for your child to log in and access the test. We ask that you avoid helping your child answer test questions- the best help is no help.
K5 students will take the Early Literacy assessment. Students in grade 1 will take the Early Literacy and math test, and students in grades 2-5 will take the reading and math tests.
Please be flexible with schedules from all teachers (including Special Education teachers) while they navigate proctoring this assessment with fidelity to all students.
Please refer to the PDF on family administration for more information on how you can support your child as they take the STAR test. Participation in this assessment is imperative to inform teaching and learning. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions. STAR PDF
Parents/Guardians: Please watch this video here
Family Video Tutorials & Remind
Families!!! Please click HERE for How-to videos to help you and your child(ren) navigate virtually on our learning platforms. There are multiple videos regarding Google Classroom, Google Meet, Google Slides, Clever and much more.
Also, under Barton Updates, please click the subject titled Attention Families! Please Join Clara Barton Remind, here you can join Remind by clicking on the link or text using your phone. Remind will be used for any school wide updates or events. Let’s Make it a Great Year!
How to access Seesaw & Google Classroom & Google Meet
Vision for virtual learning
Teams of Barton staff members spent the summer developing systems to coordinate expectations for student time and efforts during phase one of virtual learning. They focused on mapping out instructional expectations that provide synchronous learning (occurring in real time) and asynchronous learning (occurring at different times).
During virtual learning, families can expect that Barton will:
- Provide a daily mix of online classes and self-paced learning activities.
- Give students regular feedback on their work.
- Provide social-emotional learning support to all students.
- Meet the needs of diverse learners and ensure we provide accommodations, modifications, access, and equity for all students.