In the weeks of March 16, 2015, April 14, 2015, and May 4, 2015 Louisiana's public school students in grades 3-8 will be taking the state mandated assessments in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
This district encourages ALL PARENTS to have their children in grades 3-8 attend school on all assessment days to complete tests using their best effort. Although the results of this year's assessments WILL NOT be the sole means used in making a promotion decision for your child, schools MUST STILL receive results data that is true to what students can achieve so that we are able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our schools and our teaching staff.
Points to Consider:
-The Assumption Parish School Board believes a strong partnership between the system and the home plays a large part in providing a quality education for its students.
-The Assumption Parish School Board takes great pride in striving for continued growth and success in the academic performance of its students.
-The Assumption Parish School Board is faithfully implementing the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's policy in regards to standards and assessments.
-The Assumption Parish School Board has been advised that the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) through the support of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) WILL ASSIGN a zero (0) to districts and schools for every child that is not present and does not complete his/her state assessments.
-Each earned zero will negatively impact a school's letter grade and school performance score, which as a result can negatively affect the moral of the school, its employees, its students, and public opinion of the entire system.
If you have any additional questions please contact any of these people at our central office.
Lisa Links, District Test Coordinator
Joey Comeaux, Director of Instruction, Secondary Education 9-12
Damian Buggage, Supervisor of Instruction, Elementary Education K-8
Dr. Joan Rogdrigue, Director of Instruction, Elementary Education K-8
Marsha Medine, Director of Federal Programs
Earl "Tibby" Martinez
Superintendent of Assumption Parish Schools
The start of a new school year brings new challenges and a sense of excitement. It is a time for optimism, high energy, and a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of each student.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued dedication to public education in Assumption Parish. Education is a joint venture and a quality education does not come easy. We each play a role in ensuring that all children have good options for their future – whether they choose to attend college or joint the workforce. We must work together to enable our students to achieve at their highest levels. There is no problem we cannot solve if we work together, keep a positive attitude, and a “whatever it takes” approach to reaching our goals.
We look forward to the challenge of preparing all of our students to live and contribute within a changing and diverse world. We expect excellence every day from everyone – teachers, administrators, parents, and students. We expect every child to graduate high school with the skills necessary to be productive citizens who will make positive contributions to our district, state, and nation.
Please help us accomplish this challenge by staying involved in your child’s education. Let us continue to work together to move our district towards the top. Together we can accomplish this great task as we continue to keep the best interest of the students at heart. If you need further information regarding school system policies or other information, please call us at (985) 369-7251.
Thanks again for entrusting your most valuable asset, your child, to us.