FWCS Adjusts In-Person Schedules for ILEARN Testing in April

Record Number: 19114
Displayed from: Mar 18, 2021 , until: May 18, 2021

Next month, all students in grades 3-8 will be required to take ILEARN, the state’s standardized test, in person. To accommodate students in middle school and allow for social distancing, all students currently attending on a blended schedule (Group 1/Group 2) will learn remotely April 19-23. Remote students will attend in person that same week.

By having only the remote students attend in person April 19-23, schools will be able to maintain a safe learning environment with maximum social distancing. Blended students will resume their normal in-person Group 1/Group 2 schedule on April 26.

Students who miss any of portion of the exams during their normal testing window will have to make up the missed portion(s) May 10-14. Remote students will be required to attend in person, as needed.

Remote elementary students will also be required to attend in person on the days they are testing. Schools are currently working on testing schedules to allow remote students to be in the building at the same time as in-person students. Spaces, such as gymnasiums and media centers, will be used to maximize social distancing.

“Our highest priority is providing a safe learning environment for our students,” Superintendent Dr. Mark Daniel said. “While these changes may not be convenient for all families, we believe this provides the best opportunity to keep students safe during the state’s mandatory, in-person testing.”

When students are scheduled to test in person, transportation will be provided as allowed under the FWCS transportation guidelines. All students will be required to wear masks while on FWCS school buses and on FWCS grounds.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.