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Soon you may notice some of your classmates receiving hall passes to excuse them from class. You will probably wonder: What are they for? and Where are these students going?

These students have been chosen to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. You may be thinking that NAEP is just another test, but it’s not. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it represents students across the country.

Ever heard of The Nation’s Report Card? That’s NAEP. The assessment results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, and they help the President, Congress, and all of our educators make decisions about how to improve our education system. NAEP is what the general public will hear about on the news when reporters discuss what students are learning.

The actual assessment takes about 120 minutes. During that time, students will take an assessment in mathematics or reading on tablets or in paper booklets. All students will be asked questions about their educational experiences that may be related to performance, such as homework and reading habits. Student scores are anonymous and will not affect student grades or academic records in any way. Instead, they will be combined with the scores of other students to produce results that reflect student capabilities nationwide.

Students who are selected to participate in NAEP have an important job to do. NAEP will provide a national snapshot of what students have learned in school, and it is essential that students take it seriously, try their best, and answer all the questions they can.

If you would like to see questions or results from past NAEP assessments and learn more about NAEP and why it is important for students, check out NAEP on Twitter and Facebook, or visit http:// nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/students.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 15–Oct 15 - Hispanic Heritage Awareness

Oct 1–Oct 12 - AEMP Awareness

Oct 3–Oct 25 - Eng/Math Intv., 3pm W&TH

Oct 8 - Teamworks Kickoff, 3:00 AUD

Oct 9 - Coffee with the Principal, SH

Oct 9 - A-G Parent Workshop, SH

Oct 9 - Father Figure Walk

Oct 9 - Annual Fundraiser Kick-off

Oct 9 - 1:26pm Dismissal

Oct 11 - On Campus TDaP Clinic, 8-2:30pm

Oct 11 - AVID Student Led Conferences

Oct 11 - Leadership Meet & Greet, 5:30-6:30pm

Oct 12 - Class Color Day

Oct 15 - Culture Faire

Oct 16 - 1:26pm Dismissal

Oct 16 - PHBAO Parent Conferences, 4-6pm

Oct 18 - LAUSD – Unified Enrollment, 4-7pm

Oct 19 - Pink Out Day

Oct 23 - Annual Fundraiser Ends

Oct 23 - 1:26pm Dismissal

Oct 25 - High School Night

Oct 26 - 50th Day of School Celebration

Oct 26 - Haunted House Presale Tickets

Oct 26 - College Door Decoration Contest Ends

Oct 28 - On Campus TDaP Clinic, 8-2:30pm

Oct 30 - 1:26pm Dismissal

Oct 31 - Haunted House Event

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