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Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) testing for students in grades 3-11 will take place April 19-29, 2022.

Tips to help set your student up for success on ISASP testing days. We appreciate your help in preparing and encouraging your student to do his/her best. 

  • Put The Test in Perspective:
    • Tell your student the test is just one of many ways the school evaluates student progress.
  • Reassure Your Student:
    • Pre-test jitters are normal. 
  • Tell Your Child What To Expect:
    • Explain even though some questions will be difficult and they won’t know all the answers, it’s important not to leave an answer blank.  
    • It’s better to select your most informed/best answer rather than leave a question blank.
  • Give Them A Head Start:
    • Help them get a good night's sleep.
    • Set time limits on how long your student can be on their electronic device, watching TV, reading, or other nighttime distractions when they are in bed.
    • Get a good healthy breakfast. All FDCSD schools serve free breakfast starting at 7:30 for all students.
    • Dress in layers since room temperature can vary.
  • A Positive Attitude Is Contagious
    • Let your student know you believe they will do their best.  
    • Keep the morning before the test as stress-free as possible.  
    • Help them get to school on time.

Visit the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress website to learn more about this testing.

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