UA students will soon be taking the End-of-Grade and End-of-Course exams. We are confident our students will do their best, and our teachers have worked hard all year to prepare them for these state-required tests.
We also know many students – and their parents – experience anxiety surrounding these tests. Please know that we recognize this and will continue providing testing tips in order to make the experience as easy as possible.
From test anxiety, to a student who has a bad day, to students who may need additional help with class content, we are here to help. This summer, students will have the opportunity for extra help and, in some cases, to retake the exams, as part of a new summer remediation program. See below for details:
When will remediation take place?
High School Students (Biology I only):
June 17-21 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Who is eligible for remediation?
Students who do not show proficiency (proficiency requires a score of III, IV or V) in the English Language Arts and/or Math End-of-Grade tests (grades 3–8)
Students who do not show proficiency (proficiency requires a score of III, IV or V) in the Math I, English II or Biology End-of-Course tests (high school)
Does my child have to attend?
Summer remediation is mandatory for high school students who are not proficient on the Math I, English II or Biology End-of-Course tests.
What happens if my child does not show proficiency, and does not attend?
The North Carolina EOCs and EOGs are an important way to determine whether students have mastered the skills to move to the next grade (grades 3-8) or to pass the courses required for graduation (high school).
UA recognizes that all students are different, learn differently, and may be experiencing extenuating circumstances, so principals will work with each family.
When will we know whether our child should attend?
We recognize that families need to make plans, so we will notify parents as soon as possible. Exams are in May, and we expect to have scores back at the end of this month.
Some of our students may be struggling right now with skills that will be on the test, so we know there is a higher chance they will need this remediation. Teachers will notify those parents in the next few days. This does not guarantee your child will need to attend the summer program, but it gives you an opportunity to plan ahead.