On Thursday and Friday, September 15-16, students in all Spanish classes at Jordan will take a reading diagnostic test. This test will not count as a grade for the students, but will give the teachers a baseline for where each student is in reading skills in Spanish. Students in level I should not expect to understand all the reading selections or be able to answer all the questions. In May, a second test of parallel content and difficulty will be given and graded, with a factor to reward growth. Spanish I students should simply do the best they can on this test and expect to learn vocabulary and grammar during the year so they can do much better on the May test.
Mrs. Sudderth is a Spanish teacher at Jordan High School in Durham, NC.