Welcome to Mrs. Ferris' Page!
This is my eighth year at CCHS and I'm excited that I get to serve students and parents by navigating the state testing policies and requirements. Here's a breakdown of my responsibilities this year:
Campus Testing Coordinator
I am your contact person for all things having to do with the administration of STAAR, PSAT, and SAT. I will also coordinate large-scale testing for progress monitoring during the year. If you have questions about testing schedules, accommodations, or testing on campus as a homeschooler, I'm your girl!
In this role, I get to
- monitor our EL students periodically throughout the year to make sure all is well;
- host meetings with parents, students, and teachers throughout the year, as necessary, to review testing accommodations, adjust classroom needs, and to routinely make sure we're serving our EL students to the very best of our abilities;
- and, finally, coordinate annual TELPAS testing where our EL students get to show off their progress with English language acquisition from year to year.
My professional educator certifications include Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. Although I no longer have a daily class schedule, I love being involved in anything having to do with literacy, reading, and writing; and I love spending time with students when we can "play" with the English language. This year, I hope to generate interest with an after-school Scrabble Club, a lunchtime Book Club, and MAYBE a Fiction-to-Film Club!