Testing Begins Tuesday, Apr. 14th
April 10, 2015
Dear Wright Middle School STEAM Parents and Scholars,
On April 14 (Tuesday), April 15 (Wednesday), and April 16 (Thursday) all scholars in grades 6 through 9 will participate in the annual Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment (SBAC). They will use Chromebooks and iPads to complete the English Language Arts assessment on the aforementioned days. The SBAC is adaptive; that is, it will adapt to the scholar's ability as they progress through the assessment. Consequently, the length of time it will take each scholar to complete the assessment will vary. If you would like your child to take a practice assessment, please follow the steps outlined on this website - http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.
Please ensure your scholar goes to bed on time so he/she is well rested on the days of the assessment. In addition, please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast before coming to school. If your child eats breakfast at school, please encourage him/her to eat all items served on the assessment days. Furthermore, I highly recommended scholars bring a snack to have during nutrition for sustained energy throughout the testing sessions. Finally, if your child does not take the bus to school, please ensure he/she is punctual on the days of the assessment.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.