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Stokes Announcements


Mathematics, reading, and writing assessments

January 11, 2017

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Nellie Stokes will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on March 9,

2017. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know

and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within

the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a

common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's

Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents,

policymakers, and the public.

Your child (will/might) take a mathematics, reading, or writing assessment. The assessment also asks

students questions about their daily routine and their educational experiences. For example, students

are asked if there is a computer at home and about the amount of reading they do. Student responses

are anonymous, and they provide context and meaning to the assessment results. Please visit to review sample questions.

The assessment takes about 120 minutes for most students. The results are completely confidential (in

accordance with the Confidential Information Protection provisions of Title V, Subtitle A, Public Law 107-


The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.

• Your child’s grades will not be affected.

• Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may

skip any question.

• While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers

improve education. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in

writing by February 10, 2017 @ .

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do their best. A

brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at Contact Darisa Everett at 302.697.3205

or at if you have any questions.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Nellie Stokes' students will show

what our nation’s students know and can do.


Darisa Everett 
Assistant Principal

Arrival - Doors open at 8:25 AM. Students arriving after 8:40 AM are considered tardy and require an adult to sign them in at the main office.

AM Parent Drop Off Procedures- Parents dropping students off will use the front circle. Parents are asked to stay in their vehicles and have students exit from the right side of the vehicle. Another option is to park in the car lot and safely walk your child to the front sidewalk. Please do not allow students to walk through the lot unsupervised. Vehicles should not be left unattended in the circle at any time during arrival or dismissal.

Dismissal - Walkers/Parent Pick-ups are dismissed at 3:22 PM. All other students are dismissed at 3:25 PM.

PM Parent Pick-up Procedures- Students who are being picked up at dismissal will exit the building at 3:22 PM. Parents picking up students are asked to wait patiently as students are escorted to vehicles lined up in the circle. A staff member will assist with the flow of traffic; to ensure safety, please obey their directions.

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At Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary School, we strive to create an atmosphere where: Students are provided with a nurturing, safe and structured learning environment in which they are valued to take ownership of their learning. In addition to academics, we build character, foster creativity and encourage social skills that will last a lifetime. Faculty members are part of a supportive, professional and respectful community where contributions are encouraged and valued. As lifelong learners, our faculty aspires to be positive role models on behalf of all educators. Parents support student success through open communication and involvement in their child’s education. By reinforcing good work and social habits, our parents share in student accountability. Community members work in a partnership with the school in order to share valuable resources to enhance school wide initiatives.

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