Gunnell offers testing tips for parents, students

Susan Gunnell - Superintendent, Huber Heights City Schools

April is a very busy and important month for the staff and students of the Huber Heights City Schools. State testing for students in grade 3 – 8 as well as end of course exams for our freshman and sophomore students began on Monday, April 11, and will continue throughout the entire month of April. The results of these tests are the basis for the yearly state-issued district and school report cards.

Listed below are things parents can do to help prepare students for these important state tests:

  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before the test and make sure your child eats a nutritious breakfast the morning of the test.
  • Attendance is important. Make sure that your child is present and on time on test days (generally students perform better when taking tests in their groups rather than at a make-up time).
  • Make sure your child has taken any needed medication.
  • Remind your child the test is important. Encourage him/her to do his/her very best.
  • Advise your child to listen carefully to the instructions from the teacher and to read the directions and each question carefully.
  • Encourage your child to stay focused on the test, even if other students finish early. If he/she has extra time, remind him/her to review the test to make sure all test questions have been answered.
  • Be sure to wish him/her luck on the test and tell him/her how confident you are in his/her ability to do well.

The best test-takers are confident, committed, and at ease. Our students and staff have worked very hard to prepare for these important tests and I am confident that their efforts will have positive results. The complete schedule for state testing can be found on our website, If you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at

Susan Gunnell

Superintendent, Huber Heights City Schools

Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at

Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at