The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will take the following Computer-based/Paper-based State Assessments beginning on April 2nd. Your student will have an opportunity to participate in a practice session to become familiar with the item types and response formats he or she will see on the FSA assessments. If you or your student would like to review the materials, paper-based practice tests and answer keys are available at http://www.fsassessments.org/students-and-families/practice-tests/paper-based-practice-test-materials/, click on the Students and Families icon, and then select Spring 2019 Testing Times.
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TEST GRADE SESSION(S) ASSESSMENT WINDOW
*FSA WRITING 6TH-8TH I (120MIN) APRIL 2ND
*FSA READING 6TH-8TH I (85MIN) & II (85 MIN) MAY 1ST & MAY 2ND
*FSA MATH 6TH-8TH I (60 MIN) & II & III (120 MIN) MAY 7TH & MAY 8TH
*SCIENCE 8TH I &II (TWO 80 MIN) MAY 9TH
FSA ALGEBRA I & GEOMETRY EOC 7TH-8TH I (90+) & II (90+) MAY 14TH & 15TH
BIOLOGY EOC 8TH 160 MIN MAY 20TH
CIVICS 6TH-8TH I (160 MIN) MAY 21ST
*Paper-based assessment: For all 6th grade assessments and 8th grade Science
Please review the following policies with your student before testing:
* Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if they are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.
* Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed in the student’s test and answer book that reads, “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.”
* Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states, “Because the content in all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the passages or items after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites. While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families.
* Working Independently—Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated.
* Leaving Campus—If your student begins a test session and leaves campus before completing it (for lunch, an appointment or illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete that test session. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.
* Testing Accommodations—If your student has an IEP or Section 504 plan, please contact the school to discuss the testing accommodations that will be provided for your student.
If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Mrs. Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the FSA program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.fsassessments.org.
Thank you for supporting your student and encouraging him or her to do his or her best during this test administration.
DeShune Bush, Principal
The following link is the letter given to students.