Library Becomes Testing Center on Wednesday Mornings, 11/5/2022
While teachers are in their weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings, students have the opportunity to take missed tests.
The library media center is converted to a testing center on Wednesday mornings. Rebecca Fawcett, library media specialist, developed a system that provides a quiet, structured testing environment for students. Mrs. Fawcett and our library aide, Mrs. Tracy Cochran, run the testing center.
Many teachers and their students have used the testing center since it opened in August.
"I can not say enough good things about the testing center. It has saved me this fall. Coaching after school limits when I can have students come in to take make-up tests. The testing center gives both the structure and time needed for students to take unit tests," says social studies teacher, Nic Madelen.
In the past, students were able to make up tests with their teacher during Bronco Hour. Since regulations from the Kansas Department of Education required that we end Bronco Hour, our staff has tried to find other ways to provide students with some of the opportunities that were lost.
"This has been the saving grace of Bronco Hour being taken from us. Without Tracy and Rebecca there would be so many of my students falling behind. The testing center is run smoothly and the students love the option!"
The testing center is open from 7:15 to 8:50 on Wednesdays when we have PLC.
Students who wish to use the testing center must make arrangements with their teacher at least one day in advance. Teachers need time to deliver the test to the library. They also fill out a form that gives library staff information about time limits and what tools (e.g. calculator, periodic table, notes) a student is allowed to use during their test.