IOWA Testing at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 13:47

Eighth graders at Springville Junior High just finished IOWA Testing.  Mrs. Monica Linton, a Springville Junior High counselor, said, “Testing is situated in third, fifth, and eighth grade so than students don’t have to test every year."

The testing lasts for one week of the school year in eighth graders history class.  The test includes the following subjects: reading, language arts, math and science.  Each of these sections test the students’ knowledge in the individual subjects.

Mrs. Becky Murdock, a history teacher at SJHS, said, “Students may not think testing is all that important, but testing shows educators what students know and what they need a little help on.”  Christopher Taylor, an eighth grade student, said, “Yes, I think it’s important, but it shows the nation and the state how the kids are doing.”

Testing causes the school schedule to be thrown off course a little.  But eighth graders have finished testing and will now get back on track with their school work.

Spencer Duncan, SJHS Staff Writer