|The state of Indiana's required ILEARN testing for LJHS students will begin soon. The math assessment will be given on Tuesday April 26 and Wednesday, April 27. The ELA portion of the ILEARN will be given on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4. We encourage parents to support their child during this time by visiting our website for ILEARN Resources for Families, moving any scheduled appointments to a date outside testing times or to the afternoons if possible, discussing the upcoming test and what may be happening to help prepare them for it. The night before test dates, please ensure your student eats a healthy dinner, plan on a normal nights sleep, lay out comfortable clothes that meet the dress code for the next day. If stress and anxiety are a problem play a game, go for a walk. Physical and mental activity will help relieve the stress. Do not permit your student to attempt to “cram” for any portion of the test. Review writing styles or math formulas but not to the extent that it creates excessive stress and anxiety. The morning of testing, please have the student up early enough to enable them to prepare without rushing, eat a healthy but not heavy breakfast. Remember, we begin testing at 8:30AM. You can also help remind your child that when they take the test to remember to just breath. As simple as it may seem many of our students find themselves holding their breath creating unnecessary stress and anxiety. Help instill confidence. Remind them to think positive thoughts. Get them to “Self talk” (Tell themselves they will do his/her best and they are well prepared for the test). They can do this well!
We appreciate your support and partnership in education and helping your child do their best on the upcoming state assessments!
Should you have any questions or concerns about testing, do not hesitate to contact the LJHS guidance department.|