(Provided by CalPac, Tuesday, January 31, 2017)
Coming up after Spring Break will be our school’s administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) and the new California Science Test (CAST).
ALL TESTS WILL BE TAKEN ON THE COMPUTER this year.
Please be sure to note the change in Grade levels that are expected to test:
• 9th and 10th grade students WILL NOT test
• 12th grade students WILL need to take the new computer-based California Science Test
Grade 6 - Smarter Balanced English/Math
Grade 7 - Smarter Balanced English/Math
Grade 8 - Smarter Balanced English/Math and the California Science Test
Grade 9 - No Testing
Grade 10 - No Testing
Grade 11 - Smarter Balanced English/Math Computer Based Test
Grade 12 - California Science Test only
Students will be expected to attend both assigned days (one for English and one for Math/Science). (* the exception is 12th grade students who will only attend after lunch for two hours on the first day).
Day 1 - Math/Science
• Grades 6, 7, and 11 attend 9:00am-12:00pm.
• Grade 8 attends 9:00am-2:00pm
• Grade 12 attends 12:00-2:00
Day 2 – English/Language Arts
All students (except 12th grade) test 9:00am-1:00pm
*Please note: all end times are approximate
Testing must be taken in-person at one of our locations – unfortunately, there is no test from home option. At the beginning of second semester, please look for an email with a calendar of all of the available testing locations along with registration information; your child(ren) may attend any location of your choice.
Additionally, at the end of each test, 11th grade students may choose to submit their scores to the Cal State University School System and/or California Community Colleges for the Early Assessment Program (EAP). By doing so, students who show readiness on EAP will be exempt from the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Math exam (ELM) for placement in the Cal State/Community College Systems. Students may earn an exemption from participating in the CSU Early Start program and students may avoid spending time and money on unnecessary tests and classes.
For more information on this Spring testing, please visit http://www.californiatac.org/ or contact our testing coordinator, Gretchen Chamberlain [email protected]
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