08 Apr First Day of Common Core Testing at PUC Achieve
At PUC Achieve Charter School in Rochester, the first day of Common Core testing began with cheers, and teachers, administrators and parents welcoming students with support and hugs. While some families across the state opted-out of the test, 177 of the 178 students at Achieve took the Englsh Language Arts state test. Principal Arkee Allen encouraged the students to take the test.
Mr. Allen had the following to say: “We look at the state test as a minimum skills test. We’re actually teaching above those standards. Okay, you’re a little worried, a little concerned, you have a little stress, maybe some anxiety about the test. Okay, you’re going to have that about lots of situations. Let’s learn how to tamper it down, and let’s get busy.”
PUC Achieve has 5th and 6th grade but is expanding to add 7th grade next year. As is the case in all PUC schools, the goal of the PUC Achieve Charter School administrators is to get all students to college one day.
To see some of the coverage that PUC Achieve received from local news stations in Rochester, take a look at the following links: