• Spanish Standardized Test

    Fifth Grade

    Dear Fifth Grade Parents:


      As we are entering into the last months of this school year, I'd like to provide you with information concerning the CRT (Criterion Reference Test), the standardized test administered to all Blue Valley fifth grade students.


      Our Spanish standardized test will evaluate the skills learned by students during their elementary years of the Blue Valley foreign language program.  It is designed to show you and your student where his or her strengths and weaknesses are.  Modifications will be made for those students on IEP programs and all students will indicate on their answer sheets the number of weeks, months, or years that they have studied Spanish.


      Testing at Valley Park will be held during the first week of May.  This test will include listening comprehension, reading and speaking. An oral exam covering the personal information questions that we have been practicing will be done during the months of March and April. A copy of the questions that we have been learning is in their mini dictionary. The written portion of the test covers the listening and reading portions.  Test results will be provided to you with their fourth quarter Spanish report card.  Please note that student scores will not be used to place students in their Middle School Spanish classes.  This is simply a measure of each student's progress in learning a second language.


      I want you to know that we have been diligently preparing in class for this exam, and I am optimistic that our Valley Park fifth graders will be most successful.  I am sending home a packet of student materials that can be used for home study.  Your child may wish for you to assist him or her in preparation for the exam.  Your support, positive attitude and assistance are very much appreciated.


      If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  My voice mail number is 1126512.  Our Spanish CRT Test has been scheduled for the first week of May.




      Katherine Smith, K-5 Spanish

      Valley Park Elementary School