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IT'S TESTING SEASON!
 
Dear Parent, Guardian, and/or Community Supporter:
 
Excellence is not a skill; it’s an attitude”~Ralph Marston. An attitude of excellence is what we must show, as our students continue taking the State of Mississippi End of the Year Academic Assessments (MAAP). All students, those who attend school virtually or in person, are expected to participate in and complete State Testing.
 
Students should continue to work hard and complete all assignments as we work toward finishing the year strong. Parents and supporters we ask that you ensure that your loved one is present and on time each day to complete his or her assessments. Our testing schedule is below.
 
Testing Schedule for N.R. Burger Middle School
 
Date MAAP Assessment
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Science for 8th Grade
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Reading Session 1 for 7th Grade
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Writing Session 2 for 7th Grade
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Reading Session 1 for 8th Grade
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Writing Session 2 for 8th Grade
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Math Session 1 for 7th Grade
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Math Session 2 for 7th Grade
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Math Session 1 for 8th Grade
Friday, May 14, 2021 Math Session 2 for 8th Grade
   
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Science for 8th Grade (Students with Accommodations)
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Reading Session 1 for 7th/8th Grade (Students with Accommodations)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Writing Session 2 for 7th/8th Grade (Students with Accommodations)
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Math Session 1 for 7th/8th Grade (Students with Accommodations)
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Math Session 2 for 7th/8th Grade (Students with Accommodations)
 
Top 10 Testing Tips
 
1. Get Good Rest the Night before the Test
2. Eat a Good Meal before Leaving for the Test
3. Get to the Testing Location on Time and Mentally Prepare Yourself 4. Read the Question and Understand What it is Asking
5. Form an Answer in Your Mind before Reading the Answer Options 6. Read all of the Answers
7. Eliminate Obviously Wrong Answers
8. Don't get Stuck on Difficult Questions
9. Pace Yourself - Don't Work too Fast; Don't Work too Slow
10. Maintain a Good Attitude during the Test
Retrieved from https://www.tests.com/Testing-Tips
 
Testing Treats and Incentives
Parents, as we get ready for testing, please help prepare to provide snacks and treats for our students. We have approximately 600 students to serve and we need your help. We thank you in advance for your assistance.
 
Suggested Treats
- Individually Wrapped Candy (Peppermint, Starburst, Jolly Rancher, Bubble Gum, Now and Later)
*Sams has these items in bulk.*
- Individually Wrapped Freeze Pops (i.e. Box 100)
 
Thank you for your partnership and continued support of N. R. Burger Middle School. Let’s continue to bring our “A” game in all that we do!
 
Sincerely,
 

Carol Jones, Principal

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