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Acronym Dictionary

Many times we talk about tests and other important things at school in acronyms. Here are definitions of some of the crucial ones we use at Koogler.

Acronym Dictionary:

SCA: Short Cycle Assessment. Taken multiple times a year to show progress on Math and Reading.

PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Given online in the spring grades 3-11in Math and Language Arts, Determines if student is proficient in grade level material.

NMSBA: New Mexico Standards Based Assessment. Annual test in Science given online grades 4, 7, 11 in the spring. Determines if student is proficient in grade level material.

CFA: Common Formative Assessments. Quizzes given by core subject teachers to determine student progress, often as much as weekly.

EOC: End of Course exams. Given at the end of semester for Semester classes and end of year for yearlong classes. Determines if student id proficient in course material.

CCSS: Common Core State Standards. Foundational standards for learning used in 47 States. Available in Math and Language Arts, but used across all content areas.

Parent Information

Preparing our students to be successful for their freshman year in high school is our number one Goal! Our biggest celebration is when we have the honor of seeing our students walk across the stage to receive their Aztec High School Diplomas.

Important Academic Information

Grades are given on Common Formative Assessments, Quizzes, Tests,  Projects, Classwork, Research Papers and Notebooks. Your child's teacher should be giving at least two grades per week starting in the 1st nine week grading period.


Grades should be a reflection of what degree the student has mastered a National Common Core Standard over all semester grade should be a reflection of what a student’s score on the PARCC Assessment is projected to be.


Most practice work will be done in the classroom, but each core class will also have homework on a routine basis. Any work not completed in class should go home as work to be done at home.  


Tiger Up Time is designed to do these types of tasks:

  1. Serve as the student's home room. This is where lockers, pictures and planners will be distributed. Most items students turn in will be turned into their TUT teacher. Tiger News and announcements will also be taken care of at this time.
  2. Give short curriculum intervention lessons based on the needs teachers are seeing from Common Formative Assessments (CFAs) in core class.
  3. Students are to work on any practice assignments that are given to build targeted Math and Language Arts Skills. 
  4. Provide Social Emotional Learning lessons, for example team building, Inspire Mentoring, and goal setting/self reflection. 
  5. Allow for career and college readiness preparation and planning, i.e. Next Step Plans, Surveys, Information about Colleges. 
Student Drop Off

Please drop your child off by 7:45 am in the mornings or place your child on a School Bus.

Student Drop Off lanes are closed promptly at 8:00 am campus access is restricted to the main walk through gate after 8:00 am. When using this lane please remember to pull forward if room is available before dropping your child off.


Lunch Information

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