04/06/2016 1:24 PM
Dear Parents and Students:
Our annual state testing will be taking place over several weeks during April 18th - May 13th, 2016. We encourage our students to do their best as well as help us achieve the highest possible participation rate. The California Department of Education has also mandated that 95% of students must participate in testing in order for schools to qualify for their annual API score. As in past years, our API Base score was ranked one of the highest in San Bernardino County! Congratulations to our students and staff for doing an excellent job.
Testing will be spread out over several weeks to accommodate technology needs for each student. The test will cover language arts and math. Additionally, students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will have a science portion. The testing schedule is as follows:
Grades 3 - Smarter Balance Test, May 2nd - May 13th
Grade 4 - Smarter Balance Test, May 2nd - May 6th
Grade 5 - CST Science Test and Smarter Balance Test, May 2nd - May 9th
Grade 6 - Smarter Balance Test, April 18th - April 29th
Grade 7 - Smarter Balance Test, May 18th - May 29th
Grade 8 - CST Science Test and Smarter Balance Test, April 18th - April 29th & May 5th - May 6th
Grade 9 - NO TESTING
GRADE 10 - CST Science Test, May 5th ONLY
Grade 11 - Smarter Balance Test, April 18th - April 29th
It is important that each student brings their school issued laptop fully charged with them each day. The test also requires the use of ear buds or headphones. If your student has a pair of ear buds, please enourage him/her to bring them. If not, a set will be provided. Students with and Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan will test in an assigned room set up to meet test accommodations as stipulated on the IEP or 504.
It is important that your student attend school on these days. If an out-of-school appointment can possibly be postponed, we ask that you make an attempt to do so. All test make-ups will be coordinated through the teacher.
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