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Principal's Message

It Is Almost EOG Time!


The media often focuses on PROFICIENCY when discussing EOG test scores. As we are talking with students about EOG testing we are stressing the importance of showing GROWTHWhy? If we work towards growth, we will have proficiency for some and will be closer to proficiency for others. Our job as educators and parents is to continue to encourage every child to work hard and do their individual best. Teachers are being asked to set individual goals with each child based on their EOG scores from last year and the work they have done this year. 


GROWTH vs. PROFICIENCY (Taken from the NCDPI website.)



Student growth is the amount of academic progress that students make over the course of a grade or class. Students enter grades and course at different places; some have struggled while some have excelled. Regardless of how they enter a grade or course, students can make progress over the course of the school year.



Student proficiency is whether or not students have scored at a level that indicates that they consistently demonstrate mastery of the content standards and are well prepared for the next grade or course. On the End-of-Grade and End-of-Course assessments, students are considered proficient if they score a Level III. A teacher can help students grow at high rates even though they do not reach proficiency. Effective educators can push students to make progress regardless of where they started.


How can you help your child? 

  • Talk about GROWTH!
  • Please do not schedule appointments for your child during EOGs. It is important for students to arrive on time and stay all day. Testing will begin as close to the start of the school day as possible. Students MUST be on time. If they arrive after testing has started they will sit in the office and make up their EOG on Field Day.
EOG Test Dates:

Science (5th Grade ONLY)      May 30th-June 2nd

4th & 5th Grade Reading       June 5th

4th & 5th Grade Math            June 6th  



Krystal C. Sanders, Principal                     

Michelle Varoutsos, Assistant Principal


Liberty Drive Elementary
401 Liberty Drive
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: (336) 474-4186
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