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 2017-2018 Spectrum Testing Schedule


While SHS strives to ensure this testing schedule remains unaltered, it is subject to change based on administrative decisions or weather conditions.

Date Test Grades Requirement Rationale

  • October 11, 2017 (Wed)                                PSAT/NMSQT                    10-11                     Local                                      Provides practice for the SAT and allows 11th grade students the possibility of scholarship opportunities.   Measures critical reading, math, and writing skills.

  • December 14, 2017 (Thurs)          PSAT                                      9                              Local                                      Used to meet qualification requirements for concurrent  enrollment classes in 10th grade.  Provides practice for  SAT.
  • TBD                                                        Access for ELL                    6-12                       State                                     To provide measurement of five content areas of the  English language development standards and provide a  proficiency level for logical progression.
  • Feb. 7, 2018                                        NAEP                                     12 (M,R,S)           State                                     Selected to represent students across the nation  to  (National Assessment of Educational Progress)   provide an accurate picture of what students in the US  know and can do in various subjects.

     

  • April 3, 2018 (Tues)                          ACT+Writing                       11                           State/Federal                    Fulfills state requirement to offer a college placement exam; measures college readiness as well   as provides scholarship opportunities.
  • April 5-6, 2018 (Th/Fri)                   MCA Reading                     6                              State                                     To provide evidence of student proficiency in Grade level standards.
  • April 11-12, 2018 (Wed/Th)          MCA Reading                     7-8                          State                                     To provide evidence of student proficiency in Grade level standards. 
  • April 17, 2018 (Tues)                       MCA Math                          7, 8, 11                  State                                     To provide evidence of student proficiency in Grade level standards.
  • April 17, 2018 (Tues)                       MCA Reading                     10                           State                                     To provide evidence of student proficiency in Grade level standards. 
  • April 19-20, 2018 (Th/Fr)                MCA Math                          6                              State                                     To provide evidence of student proficiency in Grade level standards.
  • April 25-26, 2018 (Wed/Th)          MCA Science                      8, 10th Bio           State                                     To provide evidence of student proficiency in Grade level standards .
  •  May 14, 2018 (Mon)                        AP Biology                           10                           Local                                      To determine eligibility for college credit.

  • May 24, 2018 (Late – Th)
  • May 18, 2018 (Fri)                            AP Hum. Geo.                   10                           Local                                      To determine eligibility for college credit.
  • May 25, 2018 (Late – Fri)

 


Test                                           MDE Estimated Administration Time

7-8 Reading OLPA                                        1.5-2.5 hours

10 Reading OLPA                                         2-3 hours

 

6-8 Reading MCA                                          2.5-3.5 hours

10 Reading MCA                                           2-3 hours

 

6 Math MCA                                                  1.5-2 hours

7-8 Math MCA                                               2-2.5 hours

11 Math MCA                                                1.5-2.5 hours

 

PSAT 8/9                                                            3 hours

PSAT/NMSQT                                                   3 hours


Test                                           AP Estimated Administration Time

AP English Literature and Composition          3 hrs

AP Biology                                                       3 hrs

AP Human Geography                                     2 hrs & 15 min.



AP English Literature and Composition = 3 hrs

AP Biology = 3 hrs

AP Human Geography = 2 hrs & 15 min.

AP English Literature and Composition = 3 hrs

AP Biology = 3 hrs

AP Human Geography = 2 hrs & 15 min.

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