Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule 2016
Smarter Balanced Testing begins May 2nd for our 8th grade students, followed by 7th grade beginning May 9th and 6th grade beginning May 16th. Please CLICK HERE to view the
complete testing calendar. Students should come to school prepared with plenty of rest and a good breakfast, and their own earbuds if they have a pair!
PSD Students Getting Ready for Spring Testing
English and math: Students in grades 3-8 and 10/11 will take the Smarter Balanced state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics this spring. These are computer adaptive tests that measure a student's career or college readiness or progress towards being career or college ready. Over 220 colleges, universities, technical schools now use the high school Smarter Balanced assessment results for college course placement, eliminating the need for costly placement tests or remedial coursework in English and/or math.
Science: Students in grades 5 and 8 will take the MSP Science test and high school students in Biology will take the end-of-course exam.
8th Grade Slideshow
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Optional Algebra Readiness Preparation
The Algebra Readiness Preparation Packet for current Math 7 and Compacted Math 6/7 students can be found here. Math teachers will have access to the answer key for students who wish to practice with this material.