TAVARES MIDDLE SCHOOLHOME OF THE PATRIOTSNews & Updates:Attention Parents:
As another school year begins, the process of gathering information is vital for determining each student's learning profile. Students currently enrolled in a reading class must take the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) test or iStation assessments in order for guidance counselors and teachers to measure student growth from the previous school year. By administering this test as early as possible, faculty and staff can better identify areas of strengths and/or weaknesses and tailor students to more personalized learning. TMS continues to administer the FAIR test three times each school year, with the first assessment period (AP 1) starting in September, AP 2 in December, and AP 3 in March. However, revolving enrollment, schedules changes, and technological re-structuring on our campus have created a few road blocks. Therefore, TMS is asking for your understanding that a permanent class testing schedule may not available for the interim. Please allow for flexibility in testing days in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions concerning FAIR or iStation testing, please contact your student's reading teacher or the Literacy Coach for more information.Parent Handbook Check out our very own guide to TMS!Parent Toolkit Getting to Know the FL StandardsHow can the PSAT work for your child? Khan Academy PresentationJust Take 20! Everyday reading for familiesDon't forget to ask your reading or language arts teacher about TMS' Capstone Interactive eBook collection of over 260 titles!Come visit our bi-annual Scholastic Book Fairs to find our recommended titles and selections!Learning and reading skill losses during the summer months are cumulative. By the time a struggling reader reaches middle school, summer reading loss has accumulated to a two-year lag in reading achievement.
- It is estimated that the "Summer Slide," or lack of reading during summer months, accounts for 85% of the reading achievement gap in young readers.
- 3rd-graders who can't read on grade level are four times less likely to graduate by age eighteen than a proficient reader.
- Studies show that keeping interesting books at home can increase the likelihood of a child being a frequent reader.
For more information, please visit http://www.scholastic.com/summer/
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