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Statewide NESA testing begins next week, and Neligh-Oakdale is hoping to rock it.
Elementary students dressed up as rock stars Friday to encourage them to try their best on the tests.
Testing in reading, math and science will start on Tuesday, April 5, for those in grades fifth and sixth. Testing will run through Thursday, April 21st. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be testing.
Guidance counselor April Knust said there is a new procedure with the reading tests this year. There will be three sessions of the test, rather than the usual two sessions.
The writing tests, which are for grades 4, 8 and 11 are already complete.
Knust reminded parents that it's important for students to come to school prepared for the tests.
"We hope parents and students practice good testing habits, which are going to bed early and getting plenty of sleep, eating a good breakfast that morning and having a positive morning before school," she said.