Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Parents - Test Score Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,

● You will be receiving your student’s state assessment results from last year around the

middle of December. Since last year was a brand new test, the results cannot be

compared to previous years. You will be able to access your child’s results by logging

into parent portal. Please go to http://www.topekapublicschools.net/powerschool/ for

more information.


● Last year was the first year our 3rd,8th and 10th grade students were tested on the

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. These standards are now included in the

state assessments and are more rigorous than any previous test.


● By 2020, it is estimated that 71% of all Kansas jobs will require some education after

high school. Today, only 52% of Kansans have some post­secondary education.


● Critical thinking and solving complex problems are skills necessary whether your student

eventually wants to go to college, the military, or straight into the workplace.


● These new state assessments help us measure your student’s ability to succeed at a

higher level for a life after K­12 schooling. This year’s state assessments will occur

between mid­February and early May.


● If you have any questions, please contact our assessment team at

assessment@tps501.org or 785­295­3084