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Help your Child Avoid Test Anxiety

school testing

The word test can cause a certain amount of stress in any student, no matter how well she is doing in school. Confidence and a positive attitude are key to overcoming it — and parents can help on both counts.

Consider sports. You take your child to practice, where she learns the rules of her game. You cheer for her to urge her toward success. When she does well, you celebrate. When she doesn’t, you encourage her to practice and try again.

Parent Notification: Statewide Testing and Compulsory Attendance

Middlebury Academy is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Ohio Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take Ohio Achievement Assessments, AIR Assessment, Ohio Graduation Tests, or any other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter contact, Director, Mr. Garth, or the Ohio Department of Education.

Snow Day Information

In case of inclement weather that is bad enough to close the school, we will post the school closings on Fox 8, WEWS, WKYC, and 19 Action News. We will notify you of closings via our “all call” system and on our Facebook page (search: Middlebury Preparatory Academy). If Akron Public Schools close due to inclement weather, Middlebury Academy will also be closed. Please be sure to continually update your contact information with the main office to ensure that we can keep you informed with the "all call" system.

Middlebury Academy Conducts Winter NWEA-MAP Testing

Over the next few weeks we will be having our Winter round of testing here at Middlebury. Students will take the Winter session of the NWEA MAP testing where they will show all that they know in order for us to measure their progress thus far. Students in grades K-2 will take the math and reading test on the computer. Students in grades 3-8 will take the math, reading, and science tests on the computer. All students have set goals for their Winter MAP tests, so please ask them over the next few days if they’ve met their goals! 

Middlebury Says No to Bullying

  The Middlebury Academy  Believe It Or Not I Care (B.I.O.N.I.C.) team speaks out against bullying in a presentation during lunch.  Officer Jeff Edsell from the Akron Police Department, Monique Swain, the intervention specialist, and Mrs. McKeen, the art teacher and student adviser assist with the presentation. The BIONIC team started an anti bullying campaing earlier this year which teaches their peers the importants of not bullying and how to speak up for change.

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress

Eighth grade students engaged in MAP assessments

This year, the quarterly Scantron assessment has been replaced with the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress or MAP assessment.  The MAP is a computer adaptive test with great features, which will prove to be beneficial for the students.  Take a look at some of the excellent advantages of the MAP:

•The data received from the tests will be used to foster improvement in academic performance.

•The test items are adaptive, in that the items adjust to student responses.