Blackford Elementary School

State Testing Begins after Spring Break

Blackford will begin State testing for students in Grades 3-5 beginning on April 19th through May 19th.

Blackford will begin state testing on April 19th through May 19th.  All students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will participate.

Please make sure your child arrives to school on time each day.  Testing can be stressful, and being late to school causes additional stress.  We want each of our children to have every advantage to do well!  

So that our students may have their best opportunity to succeed and demonstrate all that they’ve learned this year, we ask that you...

  • Have your child get a full night of sleep during this time period.
  • Have your child eat a healthy breakfast and arrive with a healthy snack.  A breakfast which is high in protein and low in sugar is best to build stamina for testing and helps promote focus.
  • Make it a priority to arrive on time.  The first bell rings at 8:13 AM, and testing will begin at 8:30 AM on testing days.
  • Schedule all activities and appointments after school hours.