Annual Academic Testing
Each year, Shelton’s Testing Department conducts annual academic testing with 9th and 10th grade students within Shelton's Upper School (US) Division. The purpose of annual testing is to:
- provide a standardized snapshot of each student’s academic ability in specific foundational areas.
- provide a way for parents and teachers to see progress from year-to-year; and
- serve as an additional piece of data that divisional administration and teachers use to assist with designing and informing interventions.
Upper School students are tested in the areas of reading, reading comprehension, spelling, and essay composition. After all tests are administered and scored, an Annual Testing Report, showing current and previous test scores, is sent to each student’s parent(s). In May, a meeting is held, where tests and scores are explained, and questions are answered.
Academic planning decisions are made by administrators, department chairpersons, and teachers within your student’s division. If you have questions, you should contact the following:
- Jenny Cheatham, Head of Upper School
- Zac Ladd, Assistant Head
- Terri Wilson, Assistant Head
- Claudia Kuhnast, Guidance Counselor
If have a question about your student’s identified learning difference and/or test scores, please contact any one of the following: