Test Time

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Lori Wright, eighth grade counselor at Sikeston Junior High School, (left) and Karen Syre, counselor clerk, count testing booklets and pencils for each classroom. Missouri Assessment Program testing begins today at the Sikeston R-6 school, but school districts could begin administering the exams as early as Monday. Districts have until April 29 to complete testing in grades 3-8. High schools have until May 27 to administer end-of-course exams. (Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)

Schools seek MAP success


SIKESTON -- This week public school districts can begin Missouri Assessment Program testing.

And while every district has its own strategy for students achieving success on the state standardized test, most agree the common denominator for success is communities -- especially the parents -- working with the schools.

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