Students within Hemet Unified were chosen to make a difference in education! Students from McSweeny Elementary School, Ramona Elementary School, Dartmouth Middle School, and Diamond Valley Middle School were invited to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The results from these tests are used on the Nation’s Report Card which measures student achievement across the country. These results will help the President, Congress, and educators make decisions on how to improve the education system to ensure students are prepared for their futures.
Representatives from NAEP reached out to Hemet Unified to test around 50 students from each of these schools. Students were chosen to represent a variety of backgrounds and academic levels. Each of the schools were tested on different days ranging from the beginning of February to the middle of March.
McSweeny Elementary’s Assistant Principal, Lee Ann Bradshaw, said she is thrilled some of the students on campus were chosen to participate. Bradshaw has been meeting with the students ahead of time to help lower their anxiety in taking a 120-minute test. She also sent home a letter to the parents/guardians of students asked to participate. In the letter she described what the test will consist of and clarified that the results are completely confidential and are used to improve the nation’s educational system.
Congratulations to the students who were selected to participate in NAEP and thank you for helping improve the education system to ensure all students are prepared for the future.