A Better “Care Package” for Test Takers

My son’s public school has asked parents to donate items for “care packages” that are designed to “promote a positive and encouraging End of Grade Testing environment.”  They have asked for the following items:

  1. two No. 2 pencils,
  2. one highlighter,
  3. a few peppermint candies,
  4. a small bag of chips,
  5. a small fruit juice box, and
  6. a note from each students’ family encouraging them to do their best on all EOGs.

In response, I have created a unique care package for students at the school.


Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...