Each year, Perry-Lecompton students are required to complete the state assessment in subject areas determined by the State of Kansas. Depending on grade level, students may be tested in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Each tested area has two sessions which last approximately 45 minutes each. The Department of Education also requires a Task Assessment for History, Government, and Social Studies. A task assessment is project-based and completed within the classroom during a time determined by the teacher. Scores from this are submitted to the Department of Education in late May or early June. Since the HGSS Task Assessment is completed in class, students do not need to plan appointments around this assessment. Scheduled assessments by subject area for the 2023-2024 school year are listed below by grade level.
Grade 1 – No State Assessment Required
Grade 2 – No State Assessment Required
Grade 3 – English Language Arts and Mathematics
Grade 4 – English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and HGSS
Grade 5 - English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
Grade 6 – English Language Arts and Mathematics
Grade 7 – English Language Arts, Mathematics, and HGSS.
Grade 8 – English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science
Grade 9 – No State Assessment Required
Grade 10 – English Language Arts and Mathematics
Grade 11 – Science and HGSS
Grade 12 – No State Assessment Required
Assessment schedules have been set by individual buildings and must fall within the state-established assessment window, which runs from March 18 through April 19. Due to the difficulty in scheduling make-up assessments, please make every attempt to have your child in school on designated appropriate grade-level state assessment dates. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the assessment schedule may change so we hope parents will bookmark the following link for future reference. Click HERE to access the calendar/dates for ALL district-wide state assessments.
To ensure that each student can perform to the best of his or her ability on testing days, our teachers continually work hard to create lessons that meet established state standards in assigned subject areas. Families can help in this important aspect of our district's success by watching for notes from the schools about testing dates and trying hard to have students at school on the scheduled days. Additionally, making an extra effort to ensure your child gets plenty of rest the night before and a nutritious breakfast the morning of all assessment dates will be beneficial. Together, families and school district personnel can partner to plan for a successful state assessment experience.
Questions regarding your child’s assessments can be directed to their teacher or building test coordinator. Building test coordinators are: PLHS: Mark Scherschligt PLMS: Casey Webb and PLES – Audrey Trowbridge or Mark Lamb Additionally, you may contact the USD 343 district test coordinator, Josh Woodward
(Nov. 6, 2023 – Perry, Kan.) Licensed childcare facilities are an important part of a community’s workforce, economy, and social support. Access to safe and affordable child care can be a deciding factor for working parents who support the functions that keep a community thriving, such as health care, education, local industry, and elder care. Child care is also essential for parents who are going back to school or acquiring new skills.
Rural communities are more likely to be classified as childcare deserts — areas where the demand for licensed child care greatly exceeds the local capacity to provide it. After learning about this childcare gap, the Patterson Family Foundation created an $8M competitive grant-making program called the Rural School District Child Care Grant. The grant opened an opportunity for school districts in more than 100 counties to apply for financial support for short-term operational needs, training and certification needs, and/or minor capital improvements aimed at adapting existing facilities to help solve child care challenges.
In September of 2023, Perry-Lecompton School District was notified by the Patterson Family Foundation that they were selected to receive a Rural School District Child Care Grant of $166,000. As the district accepts this grant, it is poised to make significant strides in updating the Perry-Lecompton Early Childhood Center. The goal of these improvements is to update bathrooms so that they adequately address the needs of students and allow for continued center expansion. The updates include the following changes:
1. Installation of non-slip flooring in all childcare bathrooms.
2. New urinals, toilets and wash stations in all bathrooms, with installation at a lower height that is more accommodating to students.
3. ADA-compliant bathrooms.
4. New bathroom stall partitions.
“This generous grant is a cause for celebration in the Perry-Lecompton Early Childhood Center,” says JB Elliott, Superintendent of the Perry-Lecompton School District. “This funding aids our school district in addressing the needs at our childcare facility, creating a brighter future for our children and families, while saving funds that can be used for future improvement needs.”