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Students at Croninger Elementary School got to dance for a half hour during school for perfect attendance during the time leading up to ISTEP+.

Video: 100 percent fun

Croninger Elementary School 3rd-grader Audrey Marks, left, 4th-grader Madison Cocks, 5th-grader Kyia Clair and 4th-grader Marisslyn Horne follow along with a dance video during the Atten-Dance party Friday for students with 100 percent attendance during the time leading up to ISTEP+. Elementary and middle school students will begin this year's first round of ISTEP+ testing Monday, a week later than originally planned because of school closures in January and February.