The end of the school year is creeping closer and with that brings state assessments for many students in the Trenton R-IX School District. Students in 3rd through 8th grade will start taking the Missouri Assessment Program, commonly known as MAP testing, while many high school students will take End-of-Course exams, also known as EOC. Here are a few tips to prepare your child for state testing.
● Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test.
● Mark testing days on your calendar to help remind you and your child when the testing
will take place.
● Prepare a nutritious and filling breakfast for your child. Avoid high sugar cereals which
can make the student hyper and/or unfocused.
● Make sure your child is on time (if not early) on the day of testing. It might be helpful to
set a backup alarm to avoid the possibility of oversleeping.
● If your child is sick on one of the days of testing, please contact the school immediately
to inform them.
● Try not to put too much pressure on your child. Reinforce that as long as they worked
hard in preparation and did their absolute best you will be proud of them.
● Keep a positive attitude about testing in general around your child and emphasize their
ability to demonstrate what they have learned.
Following some of these simple steps will allow your child the best opportunity for success on
the Missouri Assessment Program. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Woodard orTerri Critten at S.M. Rissler Elementary.