JHS students need to prepare for upcoming TAKS test
by Joe Reyes, Principal of Jones High
Feb 25, 2009 | 1002 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With state TAKS test on the horizon, A.C. Jones High School faculty and staff are busy preparing for the first TAKS test – English Language Arts test. It will be administrated to the 9th-, 10th- and 11th-grade students on March 3.

While the daily tasks of classes, homework, tests, projects, extracurricular, and home chores require the majority of our students’ focus, one of the biggest challenges facing our students is TAKS testing. We are required by the state of Texas to administer the TAKS test. If your student is struggling in any content area or objective, make sure he or she is making every effort to get the tutoring necessary to be successful.

Parents, please encourage your child’s success by supporting and rewarding his or her success. Help the student set goals, and help celebrate the successes. The greatest reward you can give your students is to let them know that you are proud of their accomplishments.

A.C. Jones also recommends that utilizing the TAKS study guides or click on the released TAKS test for objective reinforcement.

Cell phones and

electronic devices

TEA warns that if a student displays, turns on or uses any electronic device during the administration of the TAKS test — which includes using the devices in places like restrooms, hallways and cafeterias — then their scores might be invalidated. All electronic devices must be turned in before the TAKS test is issued to the student.

Students are also asked to sign the “honor statement” that will indicate honesty, unauthorized assistance and authorized assistance.

Don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teachers if you need support. They will be happy to share any information, tips, or strategies they have to help your student achieve his and her highest level of success.

Any other questions, please call A.C Jones High School at 362-0000.

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