Students prepare for ISTEP - August 29, 2005

Record Number: 1689
Displayed from: Aug 29, 2005 , until: Sep 09, 2005

About 24 third- through fifth-graders at Nebraska Elementary School are attending a different kind of after-school activity these days. It is called Club ISTEP+ and the students are meeting from 3:30-5:30 p.m. every school day through Sept. 9 to learn skills that will help them be successful on the upcoming ISTEP+ test. The club is for new students and those who did not attend Nebraska's Jump Start program held in August. Also included are students who may need the extra help that small group instruction provides. Teachers will be using testing data from last year and they will be focusing on literacy and math - connecting the lessons to real life experiences. This year's ISTEP+ testing dates are: Sept. 19-30; GQE exam and retest will be Sept. 20-22 and the ISTEP+ GQE retest will be March 14-16, 2006. Nebraska Elementary School is located at 1525 Boone St. Principal is Jennifer Peckham.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.