Students in Papillion-La Vista
Schools will take the Terra Nova Test in early November. Hickory Hill will test
third grade students on November 4th and 5th. Terra Nova is a standardized
achievement test taken by all students in the Papillion-La Vista School
District in grades 3 and 7. The purpose of this achievement test is to compare
students’ performance to a national sample of students who took the same test.
Typically, Papillion-La Vista students perform well compared to students across
Students will take subtests in
Reading and Math. They will receive a composite score combining the two
subtests. Since this is a national achievement test (multiple choice), there
may be some differences between the test content and the actual curriculum
content experienced by your child in school. However, Terra Nova allows for the
use of multiple, shortened testing periods, so all students can perform within
a comfortable timeframe and not become frustrated. Students will be encouraged
to complete the test, and give their best effort in a supportive environment.
Results of Terra Nova will be
sent home in December with report cards and should only be used with other
information about your child's performance. Parents are encouraged to examine
daily work, talk to your child's teacher(s), and participate in
parent-teacher-student conferences to get the best picture of your child's
performance in school.
Third grade students will also
be taking the InView test on October 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
**** It is very important
that every third grade student is in attendance for the testing. Please do not
schedule any appointments on the testing dates. Thank you for your cooperation.
InView Testing for Third Grade
Students District Wide
grade students in the Papillion-La Vista School District will be taking the
InView Test. The test measures reasoning abilities, cognitive processes, and
strategies that enable an individual to learn new tasks or solve problems.
These abilities are assessed in three domains: Verbal, quantitative, and
nonverbal. The development of theses abilities begin at birth and continue
through adulthood. It is influenced by both in-school and out-of-school
experiences. These abilities are closely related to a student’s success
in school in virtually all subjects, test results will be used in planning
effective instructional programs. In combination with other important
information about the student, scores can be used to adapt instruction in ways
that enhance the student’s chances of success in learning. If you would like to
know more about the InView Test, please contact your building principal at
Hickory Hill will start testing on Tuesday, October 22 and will conclude
on Thursday, October 24. Please make
sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a nutritious breakfast. Get
your child ready by having conversations with them about testing. They do not
need to stress or panic. They can take deep breaths and just do their best. We
do not expect any more than that! This is their time to show what they know!