Here is some important information about the state-mandated Smarter Balanced English/Language Arts assessments next week:
Students should arrive on time and well-rested so they can do their best work.
- Appointments and absences should be avoided during the testing week.
- Testing will not be interrupted to deliver forgotten items, so please help your student remember his/her lunch, coat, gear for after-school activities, etc.
- Students will use headphones for the testing and they are encouraged to bring their own, as well as a book to read when they finish.
We will follow a special schedule all week and each grade level will test at a different time:
6th grade testing 8:45 – 10:45
7th grade testing 10:50 – 1:15
8th grade testing 1:20 – 3:15
Lunch times will also be different next week:
Mon – Thurs 1st Lunch 10:45 – 11:15
2nd Lunch 11:45 – 12:15
Friday 1st Lunch 11:15 – 11:45
2nd Lunch 12:15 – 12:45
In order to provide students with two hours of uninterrupted time for testing each day and not burden two subjects with instructional time loss we have devised the following bell schedule:
If you would like more information about Smarter Balanced testing, please go to https://www.seattleschools.org/students/assessments/smarter_balanced .