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    Ballard High School Assessments Information

    Welcome to the Assessments, Testing & Scores Information page. Here you will find helpful dates and information about the different kinds of testing that happen for students over the course of their four years at Ballard. Please check back regularly for updates.

    Academic Intervention Specialists | 206-252-1107 
    Lisa Coacher, ljcoacher@seattleschools.org | Mike Broom, mrbroom@seattleschools.org


                    Ballard High School Testing Dates for 2017 - 2018

    Test Date Location Lead  Students Tested
    EOC Retakes – Algebra, Geometry Wed Jan 24 Counseling Conference Room Coacher 12th graders who need it for graduation
    ELPA 21 February TBD Library Computer Lab Kutrakun/Coacher All ELL eligible students
    SAT School Day March 7 Main Gym
    Accommodations Locations
    Flanagan All 11th graders
    SBA ELA & MA,
    Off Grade Level MA & ELA
     Mar 19 & 20 Library Computer Lab Coacher All  11th & 12th graders who need it for graduation
    SBA ELA
    10th Graders
    March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27 Library Coacher All 10th graders grouped by LA class for two 3 hour blocks over two days
    AP Testing May 7 – 18 Auxiliary Gym
    Library
    Roosevelt HS
    Broom AP students who register and pay by February 28th
    WaCAS Science Exam May 21 & 22 Library Coacher All 11th graders grouped by alpha for one 2 hour block
    SBA Math May 29-31 Library Broom 11th graders who have not taken it grouped by Alpha for one 3 hour block
    SBA Math June 1, 4 & 5 Library Broom All 10th graders grouped by Alpha for one 3 hour block

    REFERENCE INFORMATION FOR THE SBA TESTS
    (ELA & MATH)

    All 10th graders are required to take the SBA in ELA and Math.  All 11th graders are required by the Federal Government to take the SBA in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math, unless they previously passed the test as 10th graders. lf Students would like to get familiar with the format of the Smarter Balanced Assessment they can go to the SBA Practice Test.

    Practice Test Link Tips: Select "Take the Practice and Training Tests" icon.  Use "Guest Settings" on Sign In page.  Choose "Start ELA HS Training Test" for Language Arts and "Start Math HS Training Test" for Math.  On the "Choose Settings" prompt leave settings; click Select.

    SPS Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) District Informational Webpage


    SBA in ELA (English Language Arts) Test Information

    Attn: Parents of 10th Graders: The Smarter Balanced Assessment in ELA will take place Monday, March 19 through Tuesday, March 27. All 10th graders will take the test as it is required for graduation. They will test with their Language Arts class in the Library for up to 6 hours over two days. 

    SBA ELA Testing Schedule

    SBA MATH Test Information

    SBA Math Testing will be in May & June 2018  additional information and specific details to follow.
    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Lisa Coacher, ljcoacher@seattleschools.org


    SAT, ACT & AP EXAM SCHEDULES

    • SAT (all 11th) was on March 7, 2018 at BHS
    • View the SAT page for more information. CLICK HERE
    • For SAT & ACT Test Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2017-18 visit these sites for the SAT Collegeboard and the ACT.

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    College Board SAT Registration and Test Dates - collegeboard.org

    Test Date
    Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.
    Registration by
    Deadline = $45,
    $57 = w/essay
    LATE Registration
    Online-Only $73,
    $85 w/essay
    March 10 February 9 February 28
    May 5 April 6 April 25
    June 2 May 3 May 23

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    Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the time listed.
    Students must check in for the morning AP exams from 7:45am-8:00am and 12:00pm for the afternoon exams. Students will not be admitted after the start of the exam.

    Please visit the AP Exam Info page for testing schedule and more information.
    Email: Mr. Broom at mrbroom@seattleschools.org with any questions.

    The times listed are the times the AP Exam will start.  Students arriving after the start of the exam will forfeit their exam.

    AP EXAM Location and Time Schedules

    PREPARING FOR AP EXAMS

    AP Resources: Here is a link to the AP College Board Preparing for your AP Exams: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/preparing-for-exams

    For additional info about AP visit: apstudent.collegeboard.org



    ACT Logo
    ACT Registration and Test Dates - actstudent.org
    Test Date Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.
    Registration by Deadline = $39,50, w/writing = $56.50
    LATE Registration = $64.50, w/writing = $81.50
    September 9

    August 4

    August 5 - 18
    October 28

    September 22

    Sept 22 - Oct 6
    December 9

    November 3

    November 4 - 17
    February 10

    January 12

    January 13 - 19
    April 14

    March 9

    March 10 - 23
    June 9
      May 4
      May 5 - 18
    July 14
      June 15
      June 16-22

    PSAT 2017 Information and Score Reporting For All Sophomores & Juniors
    PSAT LogoIf you have any questions, please contact:
    Mike Broom, mrbroom@seattleschools.org, 206-252-1107


    For more information for Parent and Students about PSAT results

    RESOURCES
    Visit collegeboard.com/psat for general information regarding the PSAT.
    For official PSAT practice visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice



    SAT and ACT Testing Dates

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Lisa Coacher, ljcoacher@seattleschools.org or
    Mike Broom, mrbroom@seattleschools.org, 206-252-1107


    Reference Information

    How Did Your Student Do Last Year on State Exams?

    To find out how your student did on state testing last year, go to the Student Portal at the top of the website and log on to the Source.  On your student’s Source page, click on Assessments. View your student’s Smarter Balanced Assessment scores for English Language Arts (ELA) and MA on View State Assessment Scores link.  If your student took the Biology, Algebra or Geometry EOC, you can find their scores on the View End of Course Scores link.


    Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Resources


    Informational Video Links

    Understanding Your PSAT Scores: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/understanding-scores

    SAT Practice and Scores: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8f-jif9itg

    How to Link Your College Board & Khan Academy PSAT Accounts: 
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhfaw8w4G2w

    Visit the SPS Assessment and Testing webpage
    https://www.seattleschools.org/academics/assessments