To prepare for the Ohio Achievement Tests, the students at the Merwin Elementary School held a week of fun and educational activities April 14-18.
This week-long celebration on the importance of preparedness, as the elementary school deemed it, was initiated to prepare the students for not only the scheduled state achievement tests (which were held this week), but for scheduled testing all throughout the entire school year as well.
“We decided that we wanted the kids to know that we work all year to prepare them for tests, and not just the week or two before” said Merwin Elementary principal Jackie Hospelhorn. “Our whole year is focused on preparing our students for tests, so this week is designed to allow the kids to learn what they need to know to prepare, all in a fun and memorable way.”
Last week, each school day had its own theme to illustrate that point.