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Challenge of the Week

Challenge of the Week

This week, we are reminding learners to tackle those math testing challenges with “good old-fashioned” paper and pencil!

If learners are attempting a math problem that requires calculation, they should always try to work it out on paper before choosing their answer. Many young testers get so focused on the computer screen that they forget to pick up a pencil and use it to work out the problem! (Please note that there is also a feature on the CAASPP for writing and notes. However, using pencil and paper is best for solving math problems.) On test day, every child will be provided with paper and pencil. If their pencil tip breaks, learners should raise their hand and ask for a new one!

Here’s your chance to try it out! Click on this link to simple math problems to have your learner practice working out problems on paper first and then selecting their answer on the computer. If you stay with the quiz, it will show results at the end.

Challenge of the Week

Challenge of the Week

As you and your family talk about 2020 New Year’s resolutions, one idea might be to add “Strengthening the ability to make logical guesses” to your child’s list of resolutions! Here are some tips to discuss with them and help them when tackling multiple-choice-type questions.

Remind your child that for multiple-choice questions, they should slowly and carefully read through the question, then think through the answer.

Look to see if the answer they came up with on their own is listed as an option, and then choose it! If it’s not listed, then reread the question with even more focus.

Keep your eye out for the silly answers that can be mixed in to test if you’re paying attention.

Lastly, look through the answer options and simply choose the one that makes the most sense!

Try playing some guessing games at home to build good guessing stamina!

Challenge of the Week

Challenge of the Week

Big challenges are best tackled in small doses!

Here’s another tip to help your learner climb the testing mountain with small steps to success! Instead of trying to complete pages of practice or large chunks of time on test prep, try weaving in a few questions for exposure each week. Use a small reading passage with a few comprehension questions to check for understanding. One suggestion is to utilize a free resource like Super Teacher Worksheets. Simply scroll down (within each grade level) to locate the highlighted “Free” tag above the selected passage and discover the corresponding questions with an answer key.

Curious to know more? Here’s an awesome article with additional creative support!

Challenge of the Week

Challenge of the Week

MobyMax subscriptions are provided for free to iLEAD learners. MobyMax test prep is a comprehensive adaptive review used to improve content knowledge and address gaps in learning for grades K-8.

Your challenge this week is to try the test prep practice questions:

  • Log in to MobyMax

  • Enter the username and password provided by your EF (this was sent at the beginning of the school year if you requested the complimentary subscription; if not, please check with your EF)

  • Click on the books icon

  • Click on the test prep icon

  • Select a subject and begin

Challenge of the Week!

Challenge of the Week

This week’s challenge speaks to a technical aspect of testing. Our learners take most standardized tests on laptops with touchpads. By familiarizing them with the touchpad, we can help them be more confident taking the tests.

Many younger learners need practice with this feature, DRAGGING and dropping their answers. By starting with these basic tech tools, we know this will help them prepare and reduce anxiety related to the testing experience.

Here are more LEARNING games that your child can PLAY to become more familiar with the touchpad on a laptop.

Happy clicking!

Challenge of the Week

Challenge of the Week

Looking for a new workout routine? This week’s challenge will help you keep your brain in shape! Research has shown that using brain teasers strengthens your mental muscles and builds problem-solving skills in all learners, especially children! We challenge you to work through some brain teasers with your family and notice the positive potential of playing with puzzles to bolster critical-thinking skills.

MAP Assessments

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PSAT/NMSQT 10th and 11th Graders

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Registration is open for optional PSAT/NMSQT testing on October 16 (Costa Mesa) or October 19 (Santa Clarita) for 10th and 11th graders. This is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) for 11th graders and also provides great preparation for the SAT. Please view the PSAT/NMSQT Fall 2019 Registration form for more information and to register at either location. The cost is $20 and a check must be mailed to 3843 S Bristol Street #616, Santa Ana, CA 92704 to complete registration. The registration form must be filled out by August 23 for learners who have been approved for College Board accommodations. The final deadline for registration and payment is September 6.

Fall ACT & SAT Registration

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The September ACT and October SAT registrations are now open. To participate in fall testing, register directly through ACT and College Board right away. On examination day, testers need to use the iLEAD Hybrid College Board code 054846 for both tests to ensure that our school counselors have access to testing information.

CAASPP Testing Is Here

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Thank you for signing up for state testing! Participating in CAASPP testing is one of the best ways to give back to your charter school! Being able to show the state that our learners participate enables us to maintain our reputation and continue to receive funding for our families to educate their children freely.

This year, we have added some exciting treats that learners can look forward to on their testing days. We have worked hard to make the testing environment a safe place where your learners will feel a sense of accomplishment. They will be supported and encouraged along the way, and we thank you in advance for your participation!

Sign Up Now for CAASPP Testing!

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Sign-ups for CAASPP testing have begun! Remember, this is for learners in grades 3rd-8th, 11th, and 12th. Testing is held during the months of April & May. This year, iLEAD has added even more locations for you to choose from, so be sure to secure a spot at a location that is convenient for you! Locations will fill up, so don’t wait too long! CAASPP testing is proctored by our wonderful EFs and you can be assured that your learners will be in top care while they are at the testing site.

Participating in CAASPP testing is one of the best ways to give back to your charter school! Being able to show the state that our students participate enables us to maintain our reputation and continue to receive funding for our families to educate their children freely.

Reach out to your EF for more information!

MAP Testing

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We would like to thank the hundreds of families who have already participated in our MAP assessment. Our school must collectively demonstrate growth from year to year, and we are asking for your participation to demonstrate our learners’ amazing growth to the state and our authorizers. The MAP Growth test responds to your learner’s individual learning levels by adapting to each question answered correctly or incorrectly until it has honed in on the exact level in the subject and all its sub-categories.
You are able to take the test from home on your own computer at a time convenient for you, and it allows for breaks if you need them. Once you complete the test, you will receive a comprehensive report within 2-3 days of finishing the assessment. Your educational facilitator will be happy to show you how to interpret the results and use the scores to customize your learning experience.
If you are excited to support our school but don’t want the results from the longer test at this time, please talk to your educational facilitator about a shorter test called the MAP screener, which still allows us to present our growth as a school.
Thank you to all our wonderful families for supporting our school in this way! For more information, please watch this video, view this Powerpoint presentation, or visit the MAP website to read the NWEA parent toolkit.

Get Ready for the FITNESSGRAM!

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Attention all parents of 5th, 7th, and 9th graders!

The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) for California schools is called the FITNESSGRAM®. Learners in grades 5, 7 and 9 will be participating this spring.

Here’s a heads-up on what we will be evaluating. You and your child can work on these skills throughout the year.

The PFT encompasses the following skills:

Shoulder Stretch Video

Push-Up Video

Trunk Lift Video

Curl-Up Video

One-Mile Run Video

For general information about physical fitness testing, please CLICK HERE.

MAP Testing

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We are excited to announce that fall MAP testing is underway. This assessment is free to all our families and provides a detailed report on your learner’s progress in dozens of sub-categories in reading, writing, and math. The test is taken from the comfort of your home at a time convenient for you and your EF. You can explore the test and how to use the results on the NWEA website here.

iLEAD Exploration Spring Testing

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Spring testing is under way, and there are a variety of ways our learners are participating!

CAASPP – We are still taking signups for iLEAD’s 2018 CAASPP testing. Your learner’s participation is greatly needed and appreciated. Please speak with your educational facilitator or visit www.caaspp.org for more information and for the sign-up link and resources.

PFT – Physical Fitness Testing has been fun for our 5h, 7th, and 9th graders. We have seen a lot of superstars running the mile in record time! Great job!

MAP – iLEAD’s spring session for MAP Growth testing will be available until the end of the school year. Spring testing is designed to measure how much your learner has grown throughout the year. If your learner tested in the fall, we highly encourage you to have your learner complete this benchmark test again to measure their progress. Let them show off how much they have learned and celebrate their success! Growth tests are offered in the areas of reading (grades K-12), math (grades K-12), and also language usage (grades 2-12). This free and informative measure of growth will be taken online and conducted from your own home on your computer or tablet. You and your educational facilitator will pick a day and time that is convenient for the both of you.

The California Mathematics Placement Act requires public schools to implement a math assessment for all incoming 9th graders to help determine math placement for their first year of high school. This year, iLEAD Exploration will be using MAP testing for our math assessment. If your learner is in 8th grade and will be returning to iLEAD Exploration for 9th grade, this may be taken prior to fall semester. Please contact your educational facilitator to set up a time for your learner to complete the Math 6+ MAP test before the end of the school year.

iLEAD Exploration Spring Testing

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Spring testing is under way, and there are a variety of ways our learners are participating!

CAASPP – We are still taking signups for iLEAD’s 2018 CAASPP testing. Your learner’s participation is greatly needed and appreciated. Please speak with your educational facilitator or visit www.caaspp.org for more information and for the sign-up link and resources.

PFT – Physical Fitness Testing has been fun for our 5h, 7th, and 9th graders. We have seen a lot of superstars running the mile in record time! Great job!

MAP – iLEAD’s spring session for MAP Growth testing will be available until the end of the school year. Spring testing is designed to measure how much your learner has grown throughout the year. If your learner tested in the fall, we highly encourage you to have your learner complete this benchmark test again to measure their progress. Let them show off how much they have learned and celebrate their success! Growth tests are offered in the areas of reading (grades K-12), math (grades K-12), and also language usage (grades 2-12). This free and informative measure of growth will be taken online and conducted from your own home on your computer or tablet. You and your educational facilitator will pick a day and time that is convenient for the both of you.

The California Mathematics Placement Act requires public schools to implement a math assessment for all incoming 9th graders to help determine math placement for their first year of high school. This year, iLEAD Exploration will be using MAP testing for our math assessment. If your learner is in 8th grade and will be returning to iLEAD Exploration for 9th grade, this may be taken prior to fall semester. Please contact your educational facilitator to set up a time for your learner to complete the Math 6+ MAP test before the end of the school year.

iLEAD Exploration Spring Testing

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Spring testing is under way, and there are a variety of ways our learners are participating!

CAASPP – We are still taking signups for iLEAD’s 2018 CAASPP testing. Your learner’s participation is greatly needed and appreciated. Please speak with your educational facilitator or visit www.caaspp.org for more information and for the sign-up link and resources.

PFT – Physical Fitness Testing has been fun for our 5h, 7th, and 9th graders. We have seen a lot of superstars running the mile in record time! Great job!

MAP – iLEAD’s spring session for MAP Growth testing will be available until the end of the school year. Spring testing is designed to measure how much your learner has grown throughout the year. If your learner tested in the fall, we highly encourage you to have your learner complete this benchmark test again to measure their progress. Let them show off how much they have learned and celebrate their success! Growth tests are offered in the areas of reading (grades K-12), math (grades K-12), and also language usage (grades 2-12). This free and informative measure of growth will be taken online and conducted from your own home on your computer or tablet. You and your educational facilitator will pick a day and time that is convenient for the both of you.

The California Mathematics Placement Act requires public schools to implement a math assessment for all incoming 9th graders to help determine math placement for their first year of high school. This year, iLEAD Exploration will be using MAP testing for our math assessment. If your child is in 8th grade and will be returning to iLEAD Exploration for 9th grade, this may be taken prior to fall semester. Please contact your educational facilitator to set up a time for your child to complete the Math 6+ MAP test before the end of the school year.

iLEAD Spring Testing

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Spring testing is under way, and there are a variety of ways our learners are participating!

CAASPP- We are still taking sign-ups for iLEAD’s 2018 CAASPP testing. Your learner’s participation is greatly needed and appreciated. Please speak with your educational facilitator or visit www.caaspp.org for more information and for the sign-up link and resources.

PFT- Physical Fitness Testing has been fun for our 5h, 7th, and 9th graders. We have seen a lot of superstars running the mile in record time! Great job!

MAP- iLEAD’s spring session for MAP Growth testing will be available until the end of the school year. Spring testing is designed to measure how much your learner has grown throughout the year. If your learner tested in the fall, we highly encourage you to have your learner complete this benchmark test again to measure their progress. Let them show off how much they have learned and celebrate their success! Growth tests are offered in the areas of reading (grades K-12), math (grades K-12), and also language usage (grades 2-12). This free and informative measure of growth will be taken online and conducted from your own home on your computer or tablet. You and your educational facilitator will pick a day and time that is convenient for the both of you.

The California Mathematics Placement Act requires public schools to implement a math assessment for all incoming 9th graders to help determine math placement for their first year of high school. This year, iLEAD Exploration will be using MAP testing for our math assessment. If your child is in 8th grade and will be returning to iLEAD Exploration for 9th grade, this may be taken prior to fall semester. Please contact your educational facilitator to set up a time for your child to complete the Math 6+ MAP test before the end of the school year.

CAASPP State Testing

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Sign-ups continue for state testing! Participation is one of the biggest ways you can give back to iLEAD Exploration as the state of California requires all public school programs to assess their learners annually to demonstrate growth. An email was sent out to sign up for the best dates and location for your family. Thank you in advance for your help to make this year’s CAASPP tests successful. For additional information about the tests, please visit here. If you have any further questions, please contact your educational facilitator.

CAASPP State Testing

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Sign-ups continue for state testing! Participation is one of the biggest ways you can give back to iLEAD Exploration as the state of California requires all public school programs to assess their learners annually to demonstrate growth. An email was sent out to sign up for the best dates and location for your family. Thank you in advance for your help to make this year’s CAASPP tests successful. For additional information about the tests, please visit here. If you have any further questions, please contact your educational facilitator.

CAASPP State Testing

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Sign ups are under way for state testing! Families of 3rd-8th, 11th, and 12th graders received an informational email from their educational facilitator with the links to sign up. Participation is one of the biggest ways you can give back to iLEAD Exploration as the state of California requires all public school programs to assess their learners annually to demonstrate growth. An email was sent out to sign up for the best dates and location for your family. Thank you in advance for your help to make this year’s CAASPP tests successful. For additional information about the tests, please visit here. If you have any further questions, please contact your educational facilitator.

CAASPP STATE TESTING

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Thank you to all the families of learners in grades 3-8, 11, and 12 who have already signed up for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Testing is offered in the months of April and May at eight different locations. Learners in grades TK-2, 9, and 10 are not participating in CAASPP state testing this year. Participation is one of the biggest ways you can give back to iLEAD as the state of California requires all public school programs to assess their learners annually to demonstrate growth.

Thank you in advance for your help to make this year’s CAASPP tests successful for your school. For additional information about the tests, please visit the parent links as the bottom of your sign up e-mail. If you have any further questions, need to make any changes in your sign up selections, or would like a new sign up email sent to you, please contact your educational facilitator. Thank you!

MAP Testing

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iLEAD’s spring session for MAP Growth testing is available now until the end of school year. This past fall, families loved the convenience of being able to test from their own homes, around their own schedule, and receive valuable information to help guide instruction. Spring testing is designed to measure how much your learner has grown throughout the year. If your learner tested in the fall, we highly encourage you to have your learner complete spring MAP Growth testing to measure their progress. Let them show off how much they now know and celebrate their success!

This free and highly regarded tool is one that iLEAD highly encourages you to take advantage of. Even if your learner has not previously participated in MAP Growth testing, we believe the information you will receive will still be of great value. Please let your educational facilitator know if you would like to participate in this opportunity.

CAASPP State Testing

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Families of 3rd-8th, 11th, and 12th graders received an informational parent letter last week about the upcoming state testing. Participation is one of the biggest ways you can give back to iLEAD as the state of California requires all public school programs to assess their learners annually to demonstrate growth. This week an email will be sent to sign up for the best dates and location for your family. Thank you in advance for your help to make this year’s CAASPP tests successful. For additional information about the tests, please visit here. If you have any further questions, please contact your educational facilitator.

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