Dear Parent or Guardian:
Last Spring, your child (Class of 2018 and beyond) took new state tests in English language arts and mathematics known as PARCC tests. These exams measured how well your son or daughter had mastered the knowledge and skills every student should have in your child’s grade according to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Included with this letter is a report of your child’s scores on one or both of these exams. The score your child earned on these exams, Level 1-5, will be used in the calculation of graduation points. Each student is required to earn a total of 18 points over 7 exams throughout High School. For example, if your child earned a Level 2 in Algebra and a Level 3 in English they have accumulated 5 points towards graduation. These 7 End of Course exams are given in Algebra I, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, American Government, and Biology.
A student may re-take any exam during the Fall testing window or the Spring testing window. We are advising any student who scored a Level 1 or 2 to re-take the End of Course exam. If your child needs to re-take an exam we will speak with him/her personally to discuss options. Logan Elm High School will be administering re-takes December 7-9 and the 2016 End of Course exams from April 11- May 3.
Ohio is working to improve its exams for this school year based partly on parent feedback. You will continue to see your child’s critical-thinking, problem-solving and writing skills tested, in addition to your child’s subject knowledge. This year’s exams are not created by PARCC. They will come from a different testing company that is working closely with Ohio teachers. You will receive your child’s current-year test results by mid to late June 2016. To receive updates on current and future developments with Ohio’s State Tests, visit education.ohio.gov/testing-updates
If you have any questions regarding these reports, current testing, or graduation requirements please call me at 474-7503.
Logan Elm Student Union Class Presidents Michael Edge, Maddie Haupt, Gregg Adams and Brittany Reid present teacher Mark Jones with a token of appreciation from there school store for his service to our country. Mr. Jones served in the US Marine Corps, 1993-97.
Congratulations to members of the high school marching band on their fantastic performance Saturday at the 2015 OMEA State Marching Band Finals. Giving their finest performance of the year the Band of Pride earned a unanimous OMEA rating of "I" or Superior earning Superior ratings from all 9 judges. Logan Elm was the only Class B band to receive straight ones at Brunswick and one of only 3 bands regardless of classification. Although the band has received numerous Superior ratings at the state level this is only the second time in Logan Elm history that the Marching Braves have earned ones from every adjudicator; this is the bands 26th appearance at the state finals in the past 29 years. A rating of I or Superior is the highest rating given to bands in the State of Ohio.