Test Prep Starts Early

Grimes’ Adventure Camp Helps Kids Achieve

Posted: February 9, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Giselle Salguero, left, and Blanca DeLeon, both fifth-graders, complete sixth gradelevel reading comprehension tasks Thursday on netbooks in Ryan Quintana’s class at Bonnie Grimes Elementary as part of Adventure Camp in Rogers.

Six fifth-graders sat on the floor in Cheryl Inman’s classroom, their fingers wrapped around a mystery object.

At A Glance

What Is It?

For children in grades three through eight, the Augmented Benchmark Examinations are the tests required by the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program. Benchmarks measures grade-level proficiency in math and English and, in grades five and seven, in science. The tests were built around the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks and data from the tests is used as a school performance indicator.

Source: Arkansas Department Of Education

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