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  • Elaine Greene

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I LEARN.”

This past week, our students completed a second ERB assessment. These assessments are just small pieces of your child’s academic profile. We use these scores to evaluate individual growth, overall average standing in the private school sector, and curriculum mapping planning for next year. Although these important tools, they should be considered as only a small part of who your student is holistically.

This school year has been particularly difficult to evaluate because our students were out of their normal academic environments all spring. Upon returning to school, it looked and felt very different. Students need time to become comfortable in the environment as it had been 6 months since they had been in school. While we acknowledge that each learning experience is unique, we will also maintain our commitment to assessments and the valuable information provided.

In the fall the students will take a much more comprehensive version of ERB. We feel by the fall the students will have the process of taking assessments on the computer under their belts and be much more comfortable in this type of testing scenario.

My point in sharing this information is to let you know you have amazing children and they are doing amazing work, filling the world with joy, and attempting to live “normal lives” in a very crazy time. You, as their parents, have done a wonderful job helping them navigate their way in school and in life. All of us at Saint Andrew’s are here to help guide not only our students but you as their parents. Take the time to give yourself a pat on the back! You’ve earned it.

I will end with one of my favorite quotes:

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I LEARN.”

Benjamin Franklin


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