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Testing

This year, the Aptos Junior High School “testing window” for CAASPP administration is scheduled from May 8th through May 12th.

 

All 7th and 8th grade students will be tested in 2 subjects: English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Both grade level assessments include constructed response items, selected response items (multiple choice), and a performance task. All CAASPP assessments will be completed using Chromebooks (computers.) Additionally, 8th grade students will also sit for the 8th grade level Science Test, which will also be completed using Chromebooks.  8th grade science testing will be administered on May 30th through June 3rd through your student’s science class period.

 

There will be a modified bell schedule for the 1-week testing period (bell schedule will be posted on AJHS website). However, the modified bell schedule will only impact the composition of the regular school day and will have no impact on either the start time or end time of school.  Additionally, no assessments will be administered on Wednesday, the early release day. Make up assessments will be administered, as needed, during the testing period and continued to completion. The assistant principal, Mr. Platt, will notify students that require make-up assessments. Passes will be sent for students that require make-up assessments, and attendance will be monitored at the main office. We will do our best to balance our need to complete testing with our desire to be respectful of student needs, the academic demands of coursework, and the instructors.

 

AJHS Testing Bell Schedule

 

Beginning Monday May 8th 2017 through Friday May 12th 2017

 

Testing for 115 minutes (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri)

First Bell  8:30

 

(Testing Block) 8:35 – 10:30 (115 min.)

 

Break  10:30 – 10:42 (12 min)

1st   10:45 – 11:17 (32 min)

2nd   11:20 – 11:52 (32 min)

3rd  11:55 -- 12:28 (33 min)

Lunch  12:30 – 1:05 (35 min)

4th  1:08 – 1:42 (34 min)

5th  1:45 – 2:18 (33 min)

6th  2:21 – 2:55 (34 min)

 

*Wednesday’s will be our regular bell schedule.

 

 

 

Your student’s and the Aptos Junior High School faculty have been diligent in their preparation for this upcoming period of assessment. We are confident in our students and are excited by the opportunity presented by theses assessments. Though this first years’ data will serve as baseline data we, we are eager to begin this new phase of assessment.

 

We want to thank you all for your attention to this matter,

 

Sincerely,

 

AJHS Administration and Staff